Application Note: HiSorb high-capacity sorptive extraction for flavor profiling
12 April 2024

Analysis of the volatile organic compound (VOC) content of foodstuffs are an important tool in the food and beverage industry, with applications in research and development, quality control, shelf-life assessment, and even the detection of food fraud. Markes International  demonstrates the performance of HiSorb™ high-capacity sorptive extraction probes for flavor profiling of two samples – cider and potato snacks (crisps) – contrasting the unflavoured product with those that have had flavorings added. HiSorb is a solvent-free technique utilizing a high-capacity sorptive phase to ensure good extraction efficiency and is readily applicable to both headspace and immersive sampling. In conjunction with the Centri® extraction and enrichment platform, HiSorb is fully automatable.