Description of the process
As a general rule, each truckload deliveryed to one of the island’s 13 reception centres is core-sampled using a probe that extracts a minimum sample of 3 kg. Since 2010 the equiprobability of samples has been guaranteed by an individualised sampling system.
Each sample – identified in a strictly anonymous manner – is then processed at a series of workstations to determine its technical characteristics, making it possible to define its primary sucrose sugar content: press cake (grams), pulp (grams), and sugar content (pol and brix)
Sugar content is measured by polarisation of the raw sugar from juice extracted by the press.
La mesure de la richesse
Livret pédagogique FAFSEA
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