Neil Mermelstein

Neil H. Mermelstein

A variety of test methods are used to analyze grains and seeds as well as their products such as flours and oils. Here’s a brief discussion of some of the most-used methodologies.

Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy was first used to measure moisture content in grain in 1964, and the first use of a commercial NIR grain analyzer for the examination of cereal products was reported in 1973. It has since become an important analytical technique for the analysis of food and feed…

Technician adds a wheat sample to Foss’s Infratec 1241 Grain Analyzer. The instrument includes ready-to-use calibrations for protein, moisture, starch, and oil in corn, soybeans, and rice and requires no sample preparation.

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IFT Fellow
Editor Emeritus of Food Technology
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Neil Mermelstein