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Analysis of Food Fraud & Authenticity Agave Syrup


Like honey, agave syrup can also be diluted by adding cheaper syrups in order to achieve a higher profit.

The d-13C isotope values of the agave syrup and the individual sugars can be used to detect foreign sugars.

A further possibility to detect adulteration in agave syrup is NMR analysis. The profile of agave syrup is compared with a database of authentic agave syrups. Deviations in the NMR profile can indicate adulteration of the agave syrup with other syrups.

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