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Determining Carbohydrate Content of Cereal

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Based on food chemistry and food analysis, how was the carbohydrate content of the cereal determined?

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The amount of preparation needed to prepare a sample for carbohydrate analysis depends on the nature of the food being analyzed. Aqueous solutions, such as fruit juices, syrups and honey, usually require very little preparation prior to analysis. On the other hand, many foods contain carbohydrates that are physically associated or chemically bound to other components, e.g., nuts, cereals, fruit, breads and vegetables. In these types of food, it is usually necessary to isolate the carbohydrate from the rest of the food before it can be analyzed. The ...

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