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ICUMSA

Abbreviation for "International Commission for Uniform Methods of Sugar Analysis" International Commission for Uniform Methods of Sugar Analysis. The most obvious quality feature of sugar is his colour which can range from an almost pure white to tawny hues. To classify the reflection color of white sugar, ICUMSA has defined a color type scale that covers a range from 0 to 6. Color type 0 corresponds to a sugar of the slightest color, type of color 6 to a strongly colored sugar. This standard is in Germany recently for the determination of the sugar content in the grape and resulted in a reorientation of the Oechsle grades with respect to the Most weight (Oe). See also below units,

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