Fructose and Pectin Detection in Fruit-Based Food Products by Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
AbstractSurface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) enables the investigation of samples with weak specific Raman signals, such as opaque samples, including fruit juices and pulp. In this paper, biological apple juices and apple/pear pulp have been studied in order to evidence the presence of fructose and pectin, which are components of great relevance for quality assessment of these kinds of products. In order to perform SERS measurements a low-cost home-made substrate consisting of a glass slide decorated with 30-nm-sized gold nanoparticles has been designed and used. By employing a conventional micro-Raman spectroscopy set-up and a suitable data treatment based on “wavelet” denoising algorithms and background subtraction, spectra of pectin and fructose with clear Raman features have been obtained. The results have confirmed the potential of SERS in the food industry for product characterization, also considering the low-cost and the relative ease of the fabrication process of the employed SERS substrate. View Full-Text
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Camerlingo, C.; Portaccio, M.; Tatè, R.; Lepore, M.; Delfino, I. Fructose and Pectin Detection in Fruit-Based Food Products by Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy. Sensors 2017, 17, 839.
Camerlingo C, Portaccio M, Tatè R, Lepore M, Delfino I. Fructose and Pectin Detection in Fruit-Based Food Products by Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy. Sensors. 2017; 17(4):839.Chicago/Turabian Style
Camerlingo, Carlo; Portaccio, Marianna; Tatè, Rosarita; Lepore, Maria; Delfino, Ines. 2017. "Fructose and Pectin Detection in Fruit-Based Food Products by Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy." Sensors 17, no. 4: 839.
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