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Avocado Dry Matter Resource

Avocado Minimum Dry Matter Levels Avocados must have a minimum of 21% dry matter (page 4 of https://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/trade/agr/standard/standard/fresh/FFV-Std/English/42_Avocados.pdf) before they can be harvested to meet consumer tastes. The ideal dry matter content, however, varies. It depends on the variety, season, and region where the avocado is cultivated. The dry matter content for different varieties and… Continue reading…

Brix as a Metric of Fruit Maturity

There are many methods to determine the maturity of fruits. Some methods need an external examination of fruits, while others require a more detailed analysis of the internal composition of fruits. Brix is a measure of internal components. Though it is not universally applicable as some other measures of maturity, Brix provides vital information of… Continue reading…

The Ripening Room Resource

Post-harvest fruit ripening is a complicated process. It can produce fruits that don’t just look good but are also tasty and nutritional. Ripening rooms are even more misunderstood than the process itself. Cold storage rooms are not the right places for ripening, and, while fruits will ripen on their own, a ripening room can produce… Continue reading…

Visit With Us @ the World Avocado Congress in Medellín, Columbia!

Join Felix Instruments president, Leonard Felix, and application scientist, Eric Munoz-Garcia, at this coming week’s World Avocado Congress and get a hands-on demo with the Avocado Quality Meter! Using near-infrared-based technology, the Avocado Quality Meter measures avocado dry matter in seconds, reducing what has for years taken hours or days to measure, to mere seconds. Built for avocado… Continue reading…