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Application Note: Quantitative analysis of carotenoids in tea leaves

Posted: 19 October 2021 | | No comments yet

This application introduces a quantitative method for carotenoids analysis in tea leaves and presents the results obtained in two kinds of them.

In collaboration with the National Agriculture and Food Research Organisation, Shimadzu Corporation has been developing a simple, quick and accurate method of analysing functional components in agricultural and food products. This application introduces a quantitative method for carotenoids analysis in tea leaves and presents the results obtained in two kinds of them. Carotenoids are classified as aliphatic hydrocarbons containing 40 carbon atoms. So far, more than 700 types of carotenoids have been identified in nature. For examples, lycopene presents in tomatoes and lutein in spinach. Because all these compounds have antioxidant properties (in common with polyphenols), carotenoids draw attention as promising functional components in human diet.











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