What is the Brix degree range for honey?
Asked in Nutrition, Animal Rights and Abuse
How do you test sugar sweetness without using person or an animal?
You can use a Brix refractrometer to measure the percent of sugar in aqueous solutions. The Brix refractrometer is an optical instrument that employs the measurement of refractive index of the sample and converts it to % Brix concentration units. One degree Brix is 1 gram of sucrose in 100 grams of solution and represents the strength of the solution as percentage by mass. If the solution contains dissolved solids other than pure sucrose, then the degree Brix approximates the dissolved solid content. This test is traditionally used in the wine, sugar, carbonated beverage, fruit juice, and honey industries.
Asked in Units of Measure
How do you convert 68 degree brix to 11?
I believe you divide by the sugar solids. Find a Brix chart on the internet and look up 68 brix and 11 brix. Use the solids column to do the calculations. 68 Brix solids / 11 Brix solids = factor. One gallon (128 fl.ozs. / factor = fluid ounces of concentrate needed and the rest is water to make 1 gallon or 128 fluid ounces.
Asked in Gardening, Fruits and Vegetables, Beets
What is the brix degree for beetroot?
The brix reading for beets, like all foods, vary according to the health of the beet plant. On a refractometer that is calibrated in % Sucrose beet roots have a range from poor, average, good, and excellent. The brix readings for these are 6,8,10, and 12 respectively. As the brix reading goes up so does the flavor and nutrient density. For more information on this concept see: http://www.highbrixgardens.com/highbrix/highbrix.html. For a more complete listing of other fruits and veggies here is a free chart: http://www.highbrixgardens.com/highbrix/Refractive%20Index%20of%20Crop%20Juices.pdf