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Methods for the Determination of Vitamins in Food

Recommended by COST 91

  • G. Brubacher
  • W. Müller-Mulot
  • D. A. T. Southgate

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. G. Brubacher, W. Müller-Mulot, D. A. T. Southgate
      Pages 3-20
  3. Recommended Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. G. Brubacher, W. Müller-Mulot, D. A. T. Southgate
      Pages 23-32
    3. G. Brubacher, W. Müller-Mulot, D. A. T. Southgate
      Pages 33-50
    4. G. Brubacher, W. Müller-Mulot, D. A. T. Southgate
      Pages 51-65
    5. G. Brubacher, W. Müller-Mulot, D. A. T. Southgate
      Pages 66-75
    6. G. Brubacher, W. Müller-Mulot, D. A. T. Southgate
      Pages 85-96
    7. G. Brubacher, W. Müller-Mulot, D. A. T. Southgate
      Pages 97-106
    8. G. Brubacher, W. Müller-Mulot, D. A. T. Southgate
      Pages 107-115
  4. Tentative Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. G. Brubacher, W. Müller-Mulot, D. A. T. Southgate
      Pages 119-128
    3. G. Brubacher, W. Müller-Mulot, D. A. T. Southgate
      Pages 129-140
    4. G. Brubacher, W. Müller-Mulot, D. A. T. Southgate
      Pages 141-151
  5. Annex

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. G. Brubacher, W. Müller-Mulot, D. A. T. Southgate
      Pages 155-157
    3. G. Brubacher, W. Müller-Mulot, D. A. T. Southgate
      Pages 158-159
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 161-166

About this book

Introduction

In the course of the project COST 91 *, on the Effects of Thermal Processing and Distribution on the Quality and Nutritive Value of Food, it became clear that approved methods were needed for vitamin determination in food. An expert group on vitamins met in March 1981 to set the requirements which these methods must meet. On the basis of these requirements, methods were selected for vitamin A, ~-carotene, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin C and vitamin E. Unfortunately, for vitamins B2 (riboflavin), B6 and D only tentative methods could be chosen, since the methods available only partially fulfilled the require­ ments set by the expert group. For niacin and folic acid some references only could be given because none of the existing methods satisfied these requirements, and for vitamin B , vitamin K, pantothenic acid and 12 biotin it was not considered possible to give even references. All methods were carefully described in detail so that every laboratory worker could use them without being an expert in vitamin assay. In October 1983 an enlarged expert group on vitamins approved the compilation of methods and approached a publishing house with a view to publication. The editors wish to thank Dr Peter Zeuthen, the leader of the project COST 91, for his interest in their work, and Mr G.

Keywords

Biotin Fluor Niacin Retinol Riboflavin Thiamin Vitamin A Vitamin B Vitamin B2 Vitamin B6 Vitamin C Vitamin D Vitamin E Vitamin K food

Editors and affiliations

  • G. Brubacher
    • 1
  • W. Müller-Mulot
    • 1
  • D. A. T. Southgate
    • 2
  1. 1.F. Hoffmann-La Roche and Co. LtdBasleSwitzerland
  2. 2.Food Research InstituteNorwichUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-4944-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8691-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4944-7
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