The antioxidant capacity of food reduces reactive oxygen species (ROS) and negative consequences resulting from high ROS levels. Antioxidants further preserve food quality. Antioxidative capacity is measured with the ORAC assay and our readers.
Food & beverages
During development, optimization and quality control of food or beverages, many samples need to be processed and measured in the same way: the perfect prerequisite for a microplate reader.
Food research is interested in the quality of new products. A common microplate test determines the antioxidant capacity of juices from fruits and vegetables or how the antioxidant content is affected by novel ways of processing.
Further microplate-based assays test how nutrient composition changes with modified production or storage conditions.
Before a food or drink can be found on the shelf of the supermarket it needs to go through quality procedures. In food samples, microplate readers identify toxins such as aflatoxin or dioxin, allergens, or pathogens.
BMG LABTECH microplate readers are available as single- or multi-mode instruments with up to seven different read modes. This modularity allows to select only what is needed for your food analysis and leaves the possibility to upgrade later with increasing demands.
Search our Resources section for information about specific applications, literature citations, videos, blog articles and many other publications. Many of the resources provided are associated with current and previous instrument models and versions.
The OxiSelect Cellular Antioxidant Assay (CAA) on the FLUOstar OmegaHanaa Yamani (1) , Giovanni Abbenante (2), (1) RMIT University Melbourne , (2) BMG LABTECH, 05/2015
Authentication and quality testing of distilled spirits using the SPECTROstar NanoGary Spedding (1) , Carl Peters (2), (1) Brewing and Distilling Analytical Services LLC , (2) BMG LABTECH, 01/2015
ORAC assay to determine antioxidant capacityFranka Ganske, BMG LABTECH, 12/2014
A new way to test the free amino nitrogen content in alcoholic beverages with the SPECTROstar NanoGary Spedding (1) , Nathan R Harrison (1) , Franka Ganske (2) , EJ Dell (2), (1) Brewing and Distilling Analytical Services LLC , (2) BMG LABTECH, 05/2012
Promega ENLITEN kit performed on a BMG LABTECH microplate readerRon Earp , Jarrett Cheek, BMG LABTECH, 05/2007
Alcohol quality testing
Formulating protein-based beverages used for the dysphagia diets of the elderly: Viscosity, protein quality, in vitro digestion and consumers\' acceptabilityRead article
J. Sci. Food Agric.
Characterization of rums sold in Spain through their absorption spectra, furans, phenolic compounds and total antioxidant capacityRead article
Safeguarding of quinoa beverage production by fermentation with Lactobacillus plantarum DSM 9843Read article
Int. J. Food Microbiol.
Enrichment of Mango Fruit Leathers with Natal Plum (Carissa macrocarpa) Improves Their Phytochemical Content and Antioxidant PropertiesRead article
Cooking Effect on the Bioactive Compounds, Texture, and Color Properties of Cold-Extruded Rice/Bean-Based Pasta Supplemented with Whole Carob FruitRead article