What in the world is brix?

Brix is a measurement of the total dissolved solids in the juice squeezed out of a plant’s leaves or fruit. Distilled water has zero brix. The most brix you will see is 35. Sometimes brix will be used in the measure of sugar, in this case brix actually reflects the total solids – the sum of the sugars, minerals, hormones, oils, proteins, amino acids, flavors, and other constituents. For instance, 100 pounds of 24 brix grape juice would yield 24 pounds of solids. Brix is measured with a refracto-meter, which in the fruit industry is called a brixmeter.