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ICUMSA

Abbreviation for 'International Commission for Uniform Methods of Sugar Analysys'. The most striking quality feature of sugar is its colour, which can range from an almost pure white to yellow-brown. In order to classify the reflection color of white sugar, ICUMSA has defined a color type scale that ranges from 0 to 6. Color type 0 corresponds to a sugar of lowest coloration, color type 6 to a strongly colored sugar. This standard has recently been used in Germany to determine the sugar content in grape must and resulted in a new orientation for the Oechsle grades with respect to must weight (Oechsle). See also under units of measurement.

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