Polarimetric sucrose content

Polarimetric sucrose content – sucrose content of any substance determined by a polarimetric method and expressed in degrees Z (°Z).  See SPS-1, Polarimetry and the International Sugar Scale (2017) for further information.

Note 1: The unit °Z (instead of the equal SI unit g/100 g) indicates the determination by polarimetry and distinguishes from the former unit °S, which was replaced in 1988 [2].

Note 2: The symbol for the quantity polarimetric sucrose content is wS,Pol, it is a mass fraction.

Note 3:  The polarimetric sucrose content has often wrongly been called “polarisation” or “pol” in the past. These expressions must be replaced wherever they appear.