Abstract: This method is used to determine the reducing sugars content in cane molasses.
It is suitable for cane molasses where the reducing sugars content lies in the range from (10 to 25) g/100 g - it can also be applied to cane juices with similar reducing sugars content. This is often useful for determining the value of molasses for commercial contracts.
The procedure relies upon the capability of the reducing sugars present to reduce Fehling's solution under standard conditions.
The absolute difference between two results obtained under repeatability conditions should not be greater than 0.77 g/100 g and under reproducibility conditions should not be greater than 1.60 g/100 g.
Online Access to ICUMSA Method GS4/3-3 (2007)
Access to the online Version of ICUMSA Method GS4/3-3 (2007) can be obtained from the Sugar Industry Website, operated by Bartens. The online access for two years costs EUR35 (+ 19 % VAT for German and EU citizens without EU VAT No.).