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Table 1 Methanol Concentrations in Food and Beverages

From: Evaluation of methanol content of illegal beverages using GC and an easier modified Chromotropic acid method; a cross sectional study

Source (average ETH%)Concentration (mg/L)
Fresh and canned fruit juices
(orange and grapefruit juices) (< 0.5%)
1–43
11–80
12–640
(Average of 140)
Beer (4–8%)6–27
Wines (9–16%)
Fortified wines (16–24%)
96–329
Distilled spirits (36–50%)16–220
Brandies (35–60%)6000-7000
Neutral spirits (85–95%)< 1500