New Guide on Sugar Determination in Food

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Greifensee, Switzerland. 11 January 2013. Sugar is among the most important topics within the food industry. Initially a rare and high-priced product, the former white gold has become an excessively used commodity. Nowadays the industry trend is towards a reduction of sugar content of food, in order to reduce the negative health effects of high sugar consumption.

METTLER TOLEDO has recently launched the 'Ultimate Sugar Guide' to provide comprehensive information about sugar content determination and moisture in sugar.

The guide starts with a short review on the history of sugar and then presents and discusses different methods for sugar content determination. The most common method for determining sugar content is by refractometry or Brix based on density. A selection of applications are presented and reviewed and the results of the measurements are presented. Another topic is the titration of reducing sugars, as well as the determination of moisture and water content in sugar. Production process control in sugar refineries is presented as a conclusion of the topic. The guide also provides tips and tricks to enhance measurement methods for the interested user.

The guide is a comprehensive source of information about sugar in food and can be downloaded for free at: www.mt.com/sugar-lab

About METTLER TOLEDO

METTLER TOLEDO specializes in the area of precision instruments for professional use. METTLER TOLEDO laboratory instruments are used in research, scientific, drug discovery, and quality control labs, amongst many others in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetics industries. METTLER TOLEDO comprehensive industrial solutions cover the various steps in a host of manufacturing processes at many of the same customers that laboratory serves. Solutions range from receiving raw materials through various manufacturing processes, in-line process control and end-of-line packaging control, to logistics and shipping. Increasingly, these solutions are fully integrated into the customer's IT environment, helping automate their workflows. In food retail, our offering for fresh food management ranges from receiving and pre-packaging, to in-store solutions for self-service departments, deli counters, and checkout terminals.

Contact:
Benjamin Harink
Lab Division Marketing
Mettler Toledo International Inc.
Im Langacher 44
8606 Greifensee
Email: Benjamin.harink@mt.com
Phone: 0041 44 944 2351

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