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Optimization of Kreis test for edible oils.

Narasimhan, S. and Vasanth Kumar, A. K. and Ravi, R. and Chand, N. (1999) Optimization of Kreis test for edible oils. Journal of Food Lipids, 6 (2). 107-115; 5 ref..

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The Kreis test is a chemical method for quality evaluation of edible oils enabling early detection of rancidity. In previous studies, quantities of test oil and phloroglucinol, and incubation period were optimized for groundnut, rice bran and palm oils and efficiency of the test was improved. In this study, optimized conditions for sunflower and mustard seed oils are reported. Through central composite rotatable design, response surface was fit as a function of oil quantity (0.3-3.3 ml) with 1% phloroglucinol (0.08 mol) in acetic acid (0.3-3.3 ml) for an incubation period of 10-90 min. Absorbance readings at 545 nm gave excellent fit to quadratic polynomials with multiple correlations of >0.90. Using the flexible polyhedron search method, optimal conditions (which are applicable to routine tests of all edible oils) for the 2 oils were determined as follows: 1 ml of test oil; 1 ml of 1% phloroglucinol; and 20 min incubation time. It is recommended that reagent concn. should be reduced considerably for analysis of sunflower oils.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 15 Flavour/Fragrance/Perfumes > 01 Sensory evaluation
600 Technology > 09 Industrial oils, fats, waxes, gases > 03 Essential oils
Divisions: Sensory Science
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2012 08:37
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2018 09:26
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/7727

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