Viscosity, real applied

Real applied viscosity (RAV) is measured by viscosimetry on an aqueous extract (Carré et al., 1994). RAV (mL/g) = Log(RV) / C, where RV = viscosity (extract) / viscosity (buffer) and C = concentration (g/ml) of the material in the final extract. Unlike potential applied viscosity, there is no extraction with 80% ethanol, in order to keep the endogenous enzymes active. Real applied viscosity values are not additive.