A NEW REFRACTOMETRIC METHOD OF INVESTIGATION FOR THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN FRESH AND FROZEN

  • RAFFAELE CONTE INSTITUTE OF BIOMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY, NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (CNR), NAPLES, ITALY.

Abstract

A new method of differentiation between fresh and frozen meat is introduced, based on the measure of an indicator called “residual solid content of the blood”. This freshly generated parameter derives from the index of refraction of the re-solubilized fraction in distilled water of the blood extracted from the edible that has interacted with the polypropylene of the Eppendorf Safe-Lock Tubes™, and it is measured through a simple hand-held refractometer. Aim of this research is to provide a simple, reproducible and inexpensive procedure of quality control investigation, especially designed for the application against the frauds in the tertiary sector.

How to Cite
CONTE, RAFFAELE. A NEW REFRACTOMETRIC METHOD OF INVESTIGATION FOR THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN FRESH AND FROZEN. LIFE SCIENCES LEAFLETS, [S.l.], v. 48, jan. 2014. ISSN 0976-1098. Available at: <http://petsd.org/ojs/index.php/lifesciencesleaflets/article/view/40>. Date accessed: 24 july 2017.
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