May 08 2009
Do you know how to measure plant quality and know when you have poor or excellent quality plants?
Food quality is easily determined by using a refractometer to measure the brix of plant Juices. The brix scale on a refractometer is a measure of the dissolved solids in the juice from your plant product. Most of the solids are carbohydrates in plant juices, but vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other plant produced compounds are also present in the plant juice.
The main thing you want to remember is the higher the Brix value, the higher the nutrient content in your plants, and the higher the plant quality. High Brix means high plant quality and higher mineral content. Low brix means low plant quality and lower mineral content.
We recommend this refractometer click here to test the quality of your fruit and vegetables.GHTime Code(s): nc