Physico-chemical characterization of food.
Chemical-physical characterization of foods. Nutrition labeling
Determination of components of physiological and nutritional interest in the fat fraction (fatty acids and acyl glycerols, vitamins E, A and K, sterols).
Determination of total or free amino acids. Total protein content.
Analysis of the mineral fraction in different food matrices.
Chemical hazards of food. Determination of acrylamide, biogenic amines...
Determination of functional properties of foods: antiradical and antioxidant capacity, polyphenol content, fiber content ...
Evaluation of the cyanogenic potential of plant products.
Determination of the oxidative stability of oils of vegetable origin.
Characterization of the volatile profile of some foods. Aromatic determination in foods.
Culinary quality of food
Study of variation of the nutritional value of cooked and raw products. Nutrient retention factor.
Application of chemometric techniques for the interpretation of results.
Studies of recipe adaptations to make them healthier.
Development of new packaging and packaging systems for food applications.
Nutrition in sports and health.
Varietal and geographical characterization of almonds based on profiles of their fat fraction, free amino acids, their mineral composition. Spanish almond discrimination of Californian origin. Monitoring the degree of oxidation of vegetable oils by instrumental techniques (GC, IR, DSC, NMR). Development of new alternative methods for the determination of tocopherol and sitosterol, amygdalin and prunasin, mono and oligosaccharides in foods of plant origin. Determination of quality parameters and characteristic profiles of olive oils in the region. Determination of fatty acid profiles in captive fish. Application of chemometric techniques to the data.
-2 cromatógrafos HPLC con detectores UV-visible, fluorescencia, RI, y fila de diodos. (Waters) -2 cromatógrafos de gases con detectores FID y ECD. (Fisons) - Espectrómetro de FTIR, Vectra 22 (Bruker) - Espectrofotómetro UV-Vis Genesis 10 Scaning (ThermoSpectronic) -Extractor recuperador de disolventes (Selecta) -Digestor de microondas MSP-1000 (CEM) -Liofilizador (Telstar) -Rotavapor (Buchi) -Baño termostático (Memert) -2 equipos de extracción en fase sólida (Baker) -Sistema de filtración de disolventes (Milipore) -Centrifuga 5000 rpm (Alresa) -Bloque metálico calefactor (Stuart Scientific) - Refractómetro ABBE 3TAtaio