Moisture and Total Solids Analysis

  • Robert L. BradleyJr.
Part of the Food Analysis book series (FSTS)


Moisture assays can be one of the most important analyses performed on a food product and yet one of the most difficult from which to obtain accurate and precise data. This chapter describes various methods for moisture analysis – their principles, procedures, applications, cautions, advantages, and disadvantages. Water activity measurement also is described, since it parallels the measurement of total moisture as an important stability and quality factor. With an understanding of techniques described, one can apply appropriate moisture analyses to a wide variety of food products.


Freezing Point Moisture Loss Volumetric Titration Moisture Analysis Cheddar Cheese 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Food ScienceUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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