VIS/NIR spectral signature for the identification of peanut contamination of powder foods

Satyabrata Ghosh, Teresa Cuadrado Domínguez, Belén Diezma, Lourdes Lleó, Pilar Barreiro, Teresa Lacarra, Jean-Michel Roger
2015 unpublished
Visible-near infrared reflectance spectra are proposed for the characterization of IRMM 481 peanuts variety in comparison to powder food materials: wheat flour, milk and cocoa. Multidimensional analysis of reflectance spectra of powder samples shows a specific NIR band centred at 1200 nm that identifies peanut compared to the rest of food ingredients, regardless compaction level and temperature. Spectral range of 400-1000 nm is not robust for identification of blanched peanut. The visible range
more » ... . The visible range has shown to be reliable for the identification of pre-treatment and processing of unknown commercial peanut samples. A spectral index is proposed based on the combination of three wavelengths around 1200 nm that is 100% robust against pre-treatment (raw or blanched) and roasting (various temperatures and treatment duration).