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Image Number K11110-2

Sugar beet (Beta vulgaris). Leaf beets were originally domesticated in the Mediterranean, whereas sugar beets and other beet varieties were developed mainly in northwestern Europe. For biofuel use, raw sugar beets are processed to obtain refined sugar, which is then converted to ethanol.


Photo by Peggy Greb.

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Last Modified: 10/2/2008