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Using Dry Matter as a Measure of Maturity & Quality in Mangos

Posted by: Scott Trimble
Oct. 1, 2019

Dry Matter & Mangos Mangos are one of the top ten consumed fruits in the world. It is sought for its taste and is well known as the ‘King of Fruits.’ Quality and taste can be guaranteed not only by ...

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Avocado Dry Matter Resource

Posted by: Scott Trimble
Sept. 27, 2019

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, ...

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Brix as a Metric of Fruit Maturity

Posted by: Scott Trimble
Sept. 26, 2019

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 ...

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The Ripening Room Resource

Posted by: Scott Trimble
Sept. 25, 2019

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 ...

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

Posted by: Scott Trimble
Sept. 19, 2019

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!

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