Nutritional Analysis

Nutritional Analysis

An accurate measurement of the elemental composition in food and agricultural products is essential to ensure product safety and to maintain adequate levels of nutritional content. The importance of dietary elements is difficult to overestimate. The elements play a significant role in the constitution of bodies and in metabolic and other processes. Providing the correct balance of macro minerals and trace metals is essential to sustain well-being and a healthy life style.

Determination of Macro and Trace Minerals as well as Toxic Trace Metals in Powdered Milk

Determination of Macro and Trace Minerals as well as Toxic Trace Metals in Powdered Milk

Powdered milk is a dairy product used in manufacturing of infant formula, chocolate and other sweets, baked goods or cheese, yoghurt and many others. This application note describes methods to determine macro and trace minerals as well as toxic trace metals in powdered milk to assure product quality and safety.

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Analysis of Food and Agricultural Samples Using PlasmaQuant MS

Analysis of Food and Agricultural Samples Using PlasmaQuant® MS

Agricultural products play a significant role in the daily uptake of nutrients and fibers to maintain good health. The agricultural products and resulting foods contain nutritional elements in various concentrations but also elements deemed to be toxic to humans and/or animals.

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Monitoring Drinking Water Quality with the PlasmaQuant® MS

Monitoring Drinking Water Quality with the PlasmaQuant® MS

Fresh drinking water is needed for life as well as being a valuable source of vital minerals for health. Water for consumption is sourced from various resources including surface fresh waters, ground water and even seawater. ICP-MS has become the technique of choice for the monitoring of drinking waters.

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Determination of Element Contents in Wine Using HR-CS Flame AAS

Determination of Element Contents in Wine Using HR-CS Flame AAS

Wine consists of a fairly complex matrix including water, sugar, alcohol as well as a great variety of organic and inorganic components. This application note describes a straightforward and fast multi-element analysis of wine using the contrAA® 800.

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Determination of Metals in Dietary Supplements Using HR-CS Solid AAS

Determination of Metals in Dietary Supplements Using HR-CS Solid AAS

In order to ensure the safety of dietary supplements and increase the awareness of the citizen to benefit from these dietary supplements it is of great importance to perform diligent analysis for (toxic) metals present in dietary supplements.

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Impurities Analysis in Sunflower Oil by HR ICP-OES

Impurities Analysis in Sunflower Oil by HR ICP-OES

As a major constituent of food, sunflower oil is subject to many regulations concerning food safety. This application note describes a method for the reliable analysis of heavy metal impurities and macro minerals in sunflower oil from organic dilution exhibiting complex spectra due to solvent-related unspecific background signals.

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Elemental Analysis of Tomatoes by HR ICP-OES

Elemental Analysis of Tomatoes by HR ICP-OES

Aiming for lower detection limits of heavy metal impurities including Cobalt, Chromium, Molybdenum, Nickel and Vanadium a microwave-digested tomato sample was analyzed on PlasmaQuant® PQ 9000 Elite. It was further tested if matrix-elements like Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium and Potassium, elemental impurities as well as Iodine can be determined from the same sample...

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Composition Analysis of Animal Feed by HR ICP-OES

Composition Analysis of Animal Feed by HR ICP-OES

The High-Resolution Array ICP-OES PlasmaQuant® PQ 9000 Elite was used for the analysis of Al, B, Ca, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, I, K, Na, Mn, Mg, Mo, Ni, P, S, V and Zn in an animal feed sample.

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Impurity Analysis of Zinc Oxides Materials for Animal Feed by HR ICP-OES

Impurity Analysis of Zinc Oxides Materials for Animal Feed and Pharmaceuticals by HR ICP-OES

Hundreds of megatons of Zinc oxide are produced industrially every year, as the white metal oxide powder is used in numerous materials. For three Zinc oxides materials used in animal feed, as ceramic additive and as pharmaceutical precursor toxic impurities (Cd and Pb) and major constituents (including Cu, Fe, Mn, S) were determined.

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