a unit of proportion, equal to percent, used in measuring the concentration of sugar and other soluble solids in unfermented grape juice, fruit syrups, maple syrup, and similar solutions. Thus one brix equals 1%. The unit is named for the Austrian scientist Adolf Brix (d. 1870), who invented a hydrometer that reads directly the percentage of sugar in the juice, provided the reading is taken at a specified temperature. Also called degree Brix (°Bx). In winemaking, the alcohol concentration in the finished wine is estimated to be 0.55 times the sugar concentration in brix of the unfermented juice. In the U.S. citrus fruit industry, juice concentrate is generally required to contain at least 42 brix of soluble solids (sugars and acids).

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