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AACC International Approved Methods -AACC Method 58-25.01. Solid Fat Index -- Dilatometric Method

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Special Properties of Fats, Oils, and Shortenings

AACCI Method 58-25.01
Solid Fat Index -- Dilatometric Method

VIEW METHOD

Objective
To determine solid fat index (SFI) as an empirical measure of solid fat content. It is calculated from the specific volume at various temperatures, using a dilatometric scale graduated in units of ml × 1000. Results are therefore expressed as melting dilation in ml/kg of fat. Because the method is empirical, departures from the procedure may cause variations in results. The method is applicable to margarine oils, shortenings, and other fats with a solid index of 50 or less at 10°. This method is equivalent to Official Method Cd 10-57 of the American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS).