Frequently Asked Questions
Do you give public tours?
Amalgamated Sugar values safety as one of our biggest priorities. Currently we are not giving tours of our facilities. If you are interested in the process by which sugar is made, click the video down below for more information.
Would Amalgamated Sugar be interested in being a sponsor of our event, team, or fundraiser?
Amalgamated Sugar is a proud community partner. To review our Charitable Giving/Donation Guidelines and to submit a request, please visit our Community Giving Request page.
Does Amalgamated Sugar offer college scholarships?
The Amalgamated Sugar Company Educational Scholarship Program provides financial assistance opportunities to the dependent children of employees of Amalgamated Sugar Company (in at least their second year of employment) and the dependent children of Amalgamated Sugar Company Members.
Applications may be obtained from the offices of the Plant Manager, Facility Manager, Factory Accounting Manager, District HR Manager, and the District Agriculture Manager, or by contacting the Human Resource Department at the Corporate Office.
Is your sugar Kosher?
Yes, our sugar is Kosher, and our packaging is stamped with the OU trademark. To see our certification documents, click here:
Is your sugar Halal?
While our sugar products are not certified as Halal, to the best of our knowledge, our sugar conforms to Halal certification requirements. Our sugar products are 100% vegetable in origin. They do not contain ethyl alcohol, natural L-cystene, animal fats or extracts, blood or blood plasma, nor any pork or other meat products. Additionally, none of these items are used as processing aids.
Is your sugar allergen free?
Sugar products are protein-free carbohydrates manufactured in facilities that do not process known allergens. Sugar processing and handling facilities implement programs to ensure an allergen-free product through verifying the allergen-free status of processing aids and maintenance chemicals, maintaining allergen awareness training, and enforcing eating exclusion programs. The following industry-identified allergens have been considered and are not processed at sugar processing and handling facilities:
- Gluten/Gliadin Wheat
- Milk or Dairy
- Shellfish (Crustaceans)
- Shellfish (Mollusks)
- Soy; Soy Derivatives
- Legume / Lupin
- Bee Pollen/Propolis
- Royal Jelly
- Tree Nuts
Is your sugar vegan?
Our sugar is extracted from sugarbeets. This process uses a water-based extraction that employs no animal derived components.
Is your sugar non-GMO?
All granulated sugar is GMO free, since it contains no genetic material. While the sugarbeets grown to produce sugar are genetically modified, pure sugar does not contain detectable genetically modified DNA due to a validated refinement process.
Is your sugar gluten free?
Our sugar is a pure carbohydrate that is derived by water extraction from sugarbeets. It does not contain any materials from grain species such as barley, barley malt extract or flavoring, wheat, farina, hydrolyzed wheat protein, kamut, malt vinegar, oats, rye, triticale, vital wheat gluten, wheat bran, wheat germ, or wheat starch. No gluten or gluten‐containing materials are used in the extraction of sugar, and no grains are processed at any of our facilities.
How is sugar produced?
Sugar or sucrose is a carbohydrate that naturally occurs in fruits and vegetables. All green plants produce sugar through photosynthesis, the process that transforms the sun’s energy into food. We extract the sugar from the plant, granulate it, and package it for our customers and consumers.
How many calories are in a teaspoon of sugar?
A teaspoon of sugar has 15 calories.
Does sugar have any additives or preservatives?
No, sugar is pure sucrose.
Why are sugars added into foods?
Sugars provide much more than adding sweetness into our food. Sugar contributes to texture and browning. Sugar enhances flavor and balances the natural acidity of vegetables or vinegar-based products. Sugar can also increase the shelf life of food products.
For more nutritional information on sugar, click the button below: