White Sugar Yield
In the final stage of refining sugar the syrup, that is the non-crystalline sugar component, is separated in centrifuges from the sugar crystals. The sugar crystals are then rinsed with steam and white sugar obtained. The yield per hectare of white sugar can be estimated from the calculated sugar yield minus the losses due to the molasses and technical reasons. In recent years loss calculations have been modified to take better account of the negative impact of alpha-amino nitrogen particularly during sugar extraction.