It Just Makes Sense
If you’ve listened to Farmer Lee Jones for very long, you’ve heard him say that “people eat with their eyes first.” And, he’s right. To a point. In truth, it’s not until all five senses engage that we truly experience the fullness of what it means to taste.
“Crop quality is important to fruit and vegetable growers, buyers, and handlers. Brix readings indicate soluble solids content. Since soluble solids represent a product's potential sweetness (an aspect of quality), Brix readings can interest many throughout the value chain. Three steps are required to make effective use of Brix readings: (1) obtain accurate representative values; (2) become familiar with other representative values for similar crops; and (3) if needed, adjust management practices according to how they may affect Brix values of your crops, using proven approaches.” (Ohio State University Extension)