Chemical Analyses for Quality Control of Nuts
CDR FoodLab® easily performs chemical analyses on nuts and seeds to determine their oxidation status and efficaciously monitor the natural degradation and rancidity process of batches of product.
With no use of toxic solvents, the system can determine:
- Free Fatty Acids in 1 minute
- Peroxide Value in 4 minutes
- p-Anisidine Value in 6 minutes
CDR FoodLab® can analyze micro-quantities of samples by extracting the oil with a simple mechanical treatment. No maintenance and calibration is required. The system can be used not only in a laboratory, but also real time at processing plant, even by staff with no previous specific lab tech experience.
How to determine the oxidation status of nuts
Performing chemical analyses to monitor the oxidation status of oils and fats contained in hard shelled dried fruit, seeds, etc. is simple and fast because with the CDR system you extract the oil to analyze with a simple mechanical treatment, abandoning the use of toxic solvents, extraction hoods, All reagents are supplied in pre-filled cuvettes and ready to use, and operators do not have to handle toxic or carcinogenic compounds; there is no need to wash either containers or traditional glassware.
The Multitasking Mode, on the oil extracted you can determine in 5 minutes Free Fatty Acids, Peroxide Vale and p-Anisidine Value, complex analytical instruments and complicated methods.