Cane vs. Beet Sugar: Is there a Difference?

There is no difference between the sugar produced from sugar cane or sugar beets. Sugar cane is a giant grass that thrives in a warm, moist climate, storing sugar in its stalk. The sugar beet grows best in a temperate climate, and stores its sugar in its yellow-to-white root. Sugar from either source is produced by nature in the same fashion as all green plants produce sugar — as a means of storing the sun’s energy.