Where raw materials and product come from the same region
Natural raw ingredients for excellent flavour and taste
There are many regional names for sugar beet syrup in Germany, but their common most important ingredient is sugar beet. This vegetable belongs to the “goosefoot” family and consists of water and dry matter which contains, among others, sucrose. The sugar content varies from between 16-19% depending on climatic conditions, fertilisation and soil.
Sugar beet cultivation covers roughly 500,000 hectares in Germany. From mid-September the mountains of sugar beet in the Grafschafter Krautfabrik grow higher, because it is harvest time, also known as the “campaign”. You can also visit the Krautfabrik during the campaign season.
Our juicy apples and pears grow on German trees and are not transported halfway across the world; sometimes they even travel no further than from the neighbouring farmers to the factory. Our fruit comes from local orchards and plantations and starts arriving in the Grafschafter Krautfabrik from September. It is then carefully processed into tasty and nutritious fruit spreads.
The following apple varieties can be used to make our spreads:
- Jona Gold
We also use different pear varieties in our spreads depending on the time of harvest:
- Alexander Lucas
- Beurré Alexandre Lucas
- Concorde Williams Christ