Sensors and Instruments for Brix Measurement: A Review

Show simple item record Jaywant, Swapna A Singh, Harshpreet Arif, Khalid Mahmood 2022-05-16T02:23:07Z 2022-05-16T02:23:07Z 2022-03-16
dc.identifier.citation (2022). Diversity, 22(6), 2290-.
dc.identifier.issn 1424-8220
dc.description.abstract <jats:p>Quality assessment of fruits, vegetables, or beverages involves classifying the products according to the quality traits such as, appearance, texture, flavor, sugar content. The measurement of sugar content, or Brix, as it is commonly known, is an essential part of the quality analysis of the agricultural products and alcoholic beverages. The Brix monitoring of fruit and vegetables by destructive methods includes sensory assessment involving sensory panels, instruments such as refractometer, hydrometer, and liquid chromatography. However, these techniques are manual, time-consuming, and most importantly, the fruits or vegetables are damaged during testing. On the other hand, the traditional sample-based methods involve manual sample collection of the liquid from the tank in fruit/vegetable juice making and in wineries or breweries. Labour ineffectiveness can be a significant drawback of such methods. This review presents recent developments in different destructive and nondestructive Brix measurement techniques focused on fruits, vegetables, and beverages. It is concluded that while there exist a variety of methods and instruments for Brix measurement, traits such as promptness and low cost of analysis, minimal sample preparation, and environmental friendliness are still among the prime requirements of the industry.</jats:p>
dc.language en
dc.publisher MDPI AG
dc.relation.ispartofseries Sensors
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dc.subject 0301 Analytical Chemistry
dc.subject 0502 Environmental Science and Management
dc.subject 0602 Ecology
dc.subject 0805 Distributed Computing
dc.subject 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
dc.title Sensors and Instruments for Brix Measurement: A Review
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/s22062290
pubs.issue 6
pubs.begin-page 2290
pubs.volume 22 2022-04-05T00:22:27Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
dc.identifier.pmid 35336461 (pubmed)
pubs.publication-status Published online
dc.rights.accessrights en
pubs.elements-id 893045
dc.identifier.eissn 1424-8220
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2022-04-05 2022-03-16

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