Linda L. Leake

Since nondestructive testing makes it possible to examine the condition or quality of food without damaging it, the use of nondestructive analytical techniques is quickly gaining momentum in the food industry. The minispec TD-NMR spectrometer is useful in determining the fat and moisture levels of foods. Samples can be easily inserted into the instrument.

Currently, the three most popular, practical, and widely used nondestructive methods are spectroscopy, ultrasound, and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), according to Joseph Irudayaraj, Associate Professor in the Dept. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University, West La…

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