Food | Refractive Index of Vegetable Fats, Oils and Essential Oils
The analysis of the purity and quality of vegetable fats and oils as well as essential oils can easily be done with refractive index measurement. Anton Paar refractometers are in compliance with international regulations such as ISO, AOAC and international pharmacopoeias and offer a refractive index scale and a butyro scale reading
Along with carbohydrates and proteins, fats and oils belong to the basic building blocks of human nutrition. Vegetable oils are extracted from plants or nuts. Oils consist of triglyceride. They can be saturated or unsaturated. Oils which are solid at room temperature are referred to as fats
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