Ensure Reliable Results with New Edible Fats & Oils Guide for Laboratory Scientists

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Edible Fats and Oils are among the most important ingredients in many processed food items; their quality and attributes make or break the quality of products. To assist those working with edible fats and oils, METTLER TOLEDO has created the "Ultimate Fats and Oils Guide."

The guide includes content on the primary uses of fats and oils, and reviews the measurement of the most important parameters, be it for characterization or monitoring.

METTLER TOLEDO has published a new comprehensive laboratory analysis guide entitled 'The Ultimate Fats and Oils Guide – Proven Analytical Methods and Results' for Fats & Oils manufacturers. Developed as a food laboratories guide, an instrument reference tool is provided, and each section of the guide provides valuable insights to ensure reliable results, every time.

"Edible fats and oils are an essential component of our food. A high-level distinction for this particular food group is that oils are liquid at room temperature, whereas fats remain solid, even though both are chemically the same. Another important factor, when talking about oils and fats is the distinction between unsaturated, saturated fatty acids, trans fats, essential fats and many more," explained Sarah Brack, METTLER TOLEDO Product Manager for Thermal Values in Switzerland. With food measurements, companies aim for safety, accuracy, and repeatability to ensure high customer satisfaction. METTLER TOLEDO supplies the appropriate instruments for corresponding food analysis methods.

The guide includes content on the primary uses of fats and oils, and reviews the measurement of the most important parameters, be it for characterization or monitoring. Dropping point, melting range and titration of fatty acids are discussed in detail, and tips and tricks for more accurate measurements are provided.

Other topics covered include:

  • Water and moisture determination
  • Refractometry
  • UV/VIS spectroscopy
  • Titrimetric methods such as Free Fatty Acids and Iodine Numbers

METTLER TOLEDO offers solutions including highest-precision measurement tools and many new innovative techniques to speed up and facilitate research work. This guide shares methods that can be adapted to each customer’s requirements, making operation easier, more efficient, and fully compliant with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and regulations. The diverse product portfolio of METTLER TOLEDO enables scientists to push the boundaries of great new discoveries in research and development, and efficiently obtain reliable results for quality control and analytical labs in the cosmetics industry.

Download the free METTLER TOLEDO Edible Fats & Oils Guide.

METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global manufacturer of precision instruments and services. The Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial, and food retailing applications. The Company also holds top-three market positions in several related analytical instruments markets and is a leading provider of automated chemistry systems used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development. Additional information about METTLER TOLEDO can be found at http://www.mt.com/lab.

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