[NAFEX] syrups.

Richard Harrison rharrison922 at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 11 23:27:54 EDT 2009


For those not familar, brix and sugar content are not exactly the same, but are loosely related. 15% sugar content will correspond to a brix of over 20, for example. Brix is a measure of the soluable solids---including sugar(sucrose). A brix of 25 for example may produce 15% sugar(sucrose), depending on variety of cane and other factors.
                                                                          Richard

--- On Sun, 10/11/09, Dr. Chiranjit Parmar <parmarch_mnd at dataone.in> wrote:


From: Dr. Chiranjit Parmar <parmarch_mnd at dataone.in>
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] syrups.
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2009, 10:17 PM





The sugar content in sugarcane juice varies with the place, variety and time of harvesting.  In India it ranges from 7 to 15 per cent.
 
Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
Mandi  HP  India
www.fruitipedia.com

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Lon J. Rombough 
To: North American Fruit Explorers 
Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 8:17 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] syrups.

What's the sugar content of the fresh cane juice? With that ratio of juice to syrup it must be at least 25 to 30 degrees Brix.
-Lon Rombough
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On Oct 11, 2009, at 7:18 PM, Richard Harrison wrote:

Stephen,
    I grow 2 acres of sugarcane in North Florida and make syrup----100% sugarcane syrup. It's expensive to make. A heavy mill is needed to efficiently press the juice from the stalks and then cookware to process the juice into syrup can add expense if making more than a gallon of syrup at a time. The processing rate is about 7 gallons of juice to 1 gallon of syrup, on average.
      



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