Without sugar beets, Beet Juice Tire Ballast could not exist! Our proprietary mixture begins with a byproduct of the sugar beet manufacturing process. It isn’t the beet juice you get at the store, and it isn’t made from the beets you might eat at home.
Sugar beets are a type of root crop. They are planted in late March or early April and harvested in September and October. When a sugar beet is fully grown it measures about one foot long and weights two-five pounds.
Sugar beet farms are located in California, Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. They are processed at 23 factories that are located near the fields they are produced in. These factories run nearly around the clock from October-April.
To find out more about sugar beets and those who farm them, check out www.sugaralliance.org.