Sugar Content of (Extra) Light , Medium and Heavy Syrup

I researched the sugar content of syrups. We may assume that 14° Brix is 14 grams sugar per 100 ml.  Data may not be conclusive.

There are three grades of syrup:

a light syrup contains 200g sugar per litre,
a medium syrup 400-600 g/l and
a heavy syrup 800g/l.

 

kaong irok syrup

Canned Chesnuts and Chesnuts Puree
Canned Strawberries
Canned Tropical Fruit Salad

Slightly sweetened water / Water slightly sweetened / Extra light syrup } – Not less than 10° Brix but less than 14° Brix
Light syrup – Not less than 14° Brix but less than 18° Brix
Heavy syrup – Not less than 18° Brix but less than 22° Brix

Canned Raspberries

Slightly sweetened water / Water slightly sweetened / Extra light syrup } – Not less than 11° Brix but less than 15° Brix
Light syrup – Not less than 15° Brix
Heavy syrup – Not less than 20° Brix.
Extra Heavy Syrup – More than 26° Brix

Canned Citrus Fruits

Slightly sweetened syrup not less than 12° Brix
Light syrup not less than 16° Brix
Heavy syrup not less than 18° Brix

Canned Mangoes

Slightly sweetened water / Water slightly sweetened / Extra light syrup } – Not less than 10° Brix but less than 14° Brix
Light syrup – Not less than 14° Brix but less than 18° Brix
Heavy syrup – Not less than 18° Brix but less than 22° Brix
Extra heavy syrup – Not less than 24° Brix but not more than 35° Brix

or

Lightly sweetened fruit juice(s) – Not less than 11° Brix
Heavily sweetened fruit juice(s) – Not less than 15° Brix

All data were compiled from fao.org website and codex alimentarius standards.

Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.

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