April 16, 2019
April 9, 2019
We've been featured in Fructidor!
See the article here - Only 12 seconds to Measure Fruit Maturity and Quality
From the article...
The traditional way to measure avocado dry matter requires up to 48 hours and now with Felix Instruments growers can measure it only in 12 seconds. Instant access to dry matter measurements is improving handling throughout the distribution chain. Leonard Felix, the owner and president of Felix Instruments – Applied Food Science, shared with us why dry matter is important and how to know when it is the right time to pick your fruits.
Dry matter is everything in the fruit minus the water. This includes sugars, cell wall, proteins and starch. As the fruit grows and matures it accumulates dry matter in a consistent way. “If you harvest immature fruit when the dry matter is to low it will never ripen, if dry matter is barely low even if fruit ripens it won’t taste good. If dry matter is high, after you ripen fruit, it will be nice, oily and delicious”, - explains Leonard Felix and shows recently introduced Avocado Quality Meter.