Isotope analysis (δ13C) of pulpy whole apple juice

Ricardo Figueira, Waldemar Gastoni Venturini Filho, Carlos Ducatti, Andressa Milene Parente Nogueira
2011 Food Science and Technology  
The objectives of this study were to develop the method of isotope analysis to quantify the carbon of C 3 photosynthetic cycle in pulpy whole apple juice and to measure the legal limits based on Brazilian legislation in order to identify the beverages that do not conform to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA). This beverage was produced in a laboratory according to the Brazilian law. Pulpy juices adulterated by the addition of sugarcane were also produced. The isotope
more » ... nalyses measured the relative isotope enrichment of the juices, their pulpy fractions (internal standard) and purified sugar. From those results, the quantity of C 3 source was estimated by means of the isotope dilution equation. To determine the existence of adulteration in commercial juices, it was necessary to create a legal limit according to the Brazilian law. Three brands of commercial juices were analyzed. One was classified as adulterated. The legal limit enabled to clearly identify the juice that was not in conformity with the Brazilian law. The methodology developed proved efficient for quantifying the carbon of C 3 origin in commercial pulpy apple juices.
doi:10.1590/s0101-20612011000300017 fatcat:p64x5sdq3reobkg5vfz4nqqrw4