Quantification of Natural Sugars in Baby Food Products by MID FTIR Spectroscopy
1 May 2014
No other food products focus consumer attention as those that are prepared for consumption by children.
Of current interest are the natural and added sugar contents of processed baby foods and juices. Identification and quantification of natural sugars was investigated in baby food products by mid-IR Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. Using Horizontal Attenuated Total Reflectance (HATR), neat baby food samples were analyzed without need for extensive sample preparation.