Application Note: The Rapid Determination of PROXIMATE Nutrients in Foodstuffs by Fast-Scanning Mid-IR
27 January 2013

The measurement of basic nutritional components can be a time-consuming procedure. The Standard Methods of Analysis of the AOAC define these tests and requirements in order to generate accurate and precise data. This application note demonstrates the rapid determination of the Mid-IR spectrum of any sample using a Buck Scientific PLC-11M Prism Cell that has been placed in to a M500 Scanning IR allowing fat, protein, moisture and carbohydrates content to be rapidly determined.