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Analog to Brix for Solid Food

RFI-170117

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Xinova seeks the disclosure of inventions that enable rapid measurement of sugar content in solid processed foods.

Sugar content is an important determinant of the nutritional value, taste characteristics, and physical properties of processed foods. The ability to rapidly measure sugar content during food production and processing is critical to ensuring consistently high product quality.

Brix is a method that has been widely used to rapidly verify the sugar content in beverages and other liquids for many decades. A typical Brix measurement may take less than five minutes to complete and is one of the most common methods used to ensure product quality.

The Brix measurement is only applicable to liquids, and no methods comparable to Brix exist for solid foods. Existing methods for sugar determination in solids generally are expensive and labor intensive, typically requiring 60-90 minutes per sample. The ability to rapidly measure sugar content, either manually or automated, in solid food using methods analogous to Brix would improve processes, thereby ensuring quality and consistency of processed food production.

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