Honey Analysis with RX altona
15 April 2016 • Source: Randox Food Diagnostics
Honey naturally contains a small amount of enzymes, which can vary widely by floral source and region. These enzymes play an important role in honey by contributing to its functional properties, making it a unique ingredient that is far more complex than other sweeteners.
The predominant enzymes in honey are diastase, which transforms starch to other carbohydrates such as maltose and invertase, which converts sucrose to glucose/ fructose. Both invertase and diastase are susceptible to heating and storage factors and can therefore be used as quality indicators.
Randox Food Diagnostics now offers quick and easy analysis of diastase and total sugar with the RX altona; the most modern enzymatic analysis technology in the honey processing industry. Using enzymatic principles, the RX altona is the most versatile and easy to use enzymatic spectrophotometer on the market.
Benefits of using the RX altona for honey analysis include:
- Semi-Automated, leaving less chance for human error
- Outstanding accuracy when compared to other manual specs
- User Friendly 7” responsive touch screen display, favourites menu and on screen prompts
- Ability to upload new parameters via USB and export data into excel format
- Multiple wavelengths for further analysis
Alongside the RX altona, Randox Food also offers a comprehensive range of multi-analyte honey screening platforms with the unique patented Biochip Array Technology and a wide variety of high quality ELISA assays.
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