How do we determine fruit and vegetable quality objectively? How often have you tried an apple that looks great but turns out to be floury? When is the optimum time to pick fruit and vegetables to get maximum taste and nutritional value?
The BrixMeter™ is a quick, easy to use tool that can give anyone objective information to help solve the above problems.
The BrixMeter™ is a professional refractometer that measures the number of dissolved solids in fruits, vegetables, and grasses. This shows us the level of natural sugars (taste) and minerals (nutrient density) in particular fruit, vegetable or grass. The higher the Brix reading, the better the taste and the higher the mineral content of the fruit, vegetable or grass.
Testing organic produce might be a good place to start, but we have found that some organic products have a very low Brix reading. With this tool, you are armed scientifically to pick the best quality products.]
Light enters the prism and depending on the percentage of dissolved solids in the juice it will refract the light at a different angle. This angled light is projected to the eyepiece scale where the Brix concentration can be read. Each fruit, vegetable, and grass has an ideal Brix reading for optimum taste and nutrients, and this can be read from the accompanying chart. If you are a farmer/gardener you can use this information to determine the ideal picking time or adjust fertilizer/water to help obtain an optimal reading.