The traditional enzymatic method has now been transferred to a microtitre plate kit format - a significant benefit in routine food analysis.
Enzymatic food analysis is a basic method used for the measurement of compounds such as sugars, acids, alcohols and other metabolites in foods and beverages. In general, enzymes are proteins that catalyse the conversion of one molecule into another. Certain enzymatic reactions lead to color formation or consumption that often takes place in a wavelength range invisible to the human eye. This change in intensity can be measured. The high specificity of enzyme reactions allows for the analysis of food components in complex matrices.
Enzymatic methods are especially important for food production and quality assurance. Results give information on the nutrients, authenticity and hygienic status of the food. For example, levels of sugars are crucial for consumers suffering from intolerances and the presence of certain metabolites indicates a lack of hygiene during production. It is also possible to detect whether food has been tampered with, using enzymatic methods.
Romer Labs® offers a growing list of enzymatic test kits for rapid and reliable analysis in a microtitre plate format.
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