Application Note: Measuring flavonols in tea leaves

As functionality in food becomes ever more important to consumers, Shimadzu presents the results of a new method for flavonol quantitative analysis in tea leaves.

In collaboration with the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Shimadzu Corporation has been developing a simple, quick and accurate method for analysing functional components in agricultural and food products. This report introduces a quantitative method for flavonol analysis in tea leaves and presents the results obtained from two types of tea leaf.