Mass Spectrometry & Spectroscopy
Fast Measurement of Oil and Water in Seeds using Benchtop NMR
Aug 05 2021
The breeding, cultivation, and processing of seeds to obtain vegetable oil is a major global industry. Therefore, it is critical to understand the amount of oil and water in seeds at all stages as oils derived in this manner are used in foodstuffs, the manufacture of biofuels and as a chemical feedstock for many products. The MQC+ benchtop NMR QA/QC analysers provide an extremely fast, simple-to-operate answer to the question: how much oil and water is present in my seeds?
The MQC+ test complies with: ISO 10565 for oil and water in seeds, ISO 10632 for oil and water in seed residue and is USDA-GIPSA approved for the measurement of sunflower seeds.
Two versions of the MQC+ are available for this application. MQC+5 is for large volumes of seed (40 and 80ml), typically used for determining the value of agricultural produce and MQC+23 is for single seeds and small seed volumes (up to 14ml), typically used for breeding and other research.
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