Speedi-Beet is made from pure unmolassed sugar beet pulp which is a by-product of the sugar beet industry.
Sugar beet is grown in Europe and North America as an alternative to sugar cane which is grown in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. It is mainly grown as a source of table sugar for human consumption.
The sugar beet harvest in the UK usually takes place from September onwards with the beet being delivered into one of several sugar beet factories situated throughout eastern England.
After cleaning, the beet is sliced into cossettes by a machine that resembles a kitchen grater and as much surface area is presented to maximise the sugar extraction process as possible. The sliced sugar beet is mixed with hot water and the sugar is extracted.
After the water has been squeezed out, the pulp is dried and usually molasses is added back where upon the pulp is either used in its shredded form or it is pelleted. Speedi-Beet is manufactured from beet pulp which has not had molasses added to it and is therefore around 95% sugar free.
The beet pulp then undergoes a further patented process and is then cooked utilising our process, micronization.
This involves heating the dried beet pulp at relatively low temperatures for a short time using infra-red heat and prevents the protein from denaturing allowing for quicker release of nutrients into the horses digestive system. The micronizing process also imparts flavour into the beet pulp so the product does not require the use of added molasses i.e. sugar for palatability.The beet pulp is then flaked to increase surface area to aid rapid water absorption.
Thats why Speedi-Beet can be prepared in under 10 minutes instead of the usual 24 hours for traditional sugar beet pulp.
We aim to deliver products to UK addresses within 2-5 working days. UK deliveries are charged at £4.95 per parcel or free if you spend over £75**. If we cannot deliver within this time we will inform you in advance and provide you with an alternative date for delivery.
We are happy to accept returns on unwanted products up to 28 days from you receiving the product. At Christmas time we are happy to extend this to cover the festive period. If for any reason it is not possible to return the product in the timeframes, please contact our Customer Services Team on 01494 872882 and we will be happy to discuss extending our terms.
All returns should be sent to;
Returns, Equine Essentials
Unit 2, Fairthorpe
Denham Green Lane
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