Application Note: Quantification of Essential Metals in Spice Mixtures for Regulatory Compliance Using Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry
20 January 2012

The objective of this note is two-fold: (1) to accurately analyze, using FAAS, the levels of essential metals (in particular: cobalt, copper, manganese, nickel and zinc) that may be present in some major spice brands available on the market; (2) to crossreference the measured levels to the recommended maximum tolerable daily intake limits specified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).