Fruits, Spices & Nuts

Creative Diagnostics - Food & Feed Analysis

Fruits, Spices & Nuts

Fruits and vegetables provide an abundant and cheap source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It is preferable to eat fruits and vegetables when they're fresh, as the nutritional content is then usually at its highest. Many nutrients are lost during processing, for example, exposing the food to high temperatures for sterilization will destroy some of the B vitamins.

Spices are the aromatic parts of tropical plants traditionally used to flavor food, or the dried seeds or fruits of temperate plants used in the same way. Spices are used in small quantities to flavor dishes which means they add few calories to meals. But this doesn't mean spices don't cause a large impact on your diet; they can be a great way to add necessary vitamins and minerals.

Nuts are an important source of nutrients for both humans and wildlife. Because nuts generally have a high oil content, and they are a highly prized food and energy source. A large number of seeds are edible by humans and used in cooking, eaten raw, sprouted, or roasted as a snack food, or pressed for oil that is used in cookery and cosmetics.

Our large portfolio of different test formats can be used to analyze even complex matrices such as:
Fruits and vegetables when fresh, dried, or canned and related products (e.g. sultanas, raisins, figs, apricots, plums, dates, peaches, apples, berries, jams, jellies, marmalades and fruit cheeses)
Spices, herbs or spice mixtures (e.g. chili powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika powder, black pepper, garlic powder, ginger, curry powder, turmeric or licorice)
Nuts and nut products (e.g. peanut, almond, brazil nut, hazelnut, cashew, macadamia, pecan nut)

Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins are the main cause of recalling nuts, dried fruits and spices. These two mycotoxins are the most common: aflatoxin and ochratoxin A. Due to their high prevalence and toxicity, many countries have strict regulations on them. For manufacturers, reliable screening methods are critical to comply with regulations and ensure products with toxicological safety. Read more

Food pathogens

Fresh fruits may be contaminated with harmful microorganisms (such as bacteria and viruses) that are present in the soil, water or animal feces and come into contact with the fruits. Fruits and fruit products may also become contaminated during preparation or storage. And as most spices are cooked before being served, salmonella contamination often has no effect, but some spices, particularly pepper, are often eaten raw and present at table for convenient use. To avoid business losses and protect consumers, manufacturers always monitor these analytes before marketing. Read more

Vitamins

As a manufacturer, you need to apply nutrition facts label to your products especially vitamins for fruit juices. For example, Vitamin D is important for healthy bones, especially among women and the elderly. Knowing the accurate data of vitamins of your product, you can regulate your formula and meet your consumer requirements. Read more

Allergens

Nuts used for food, whether true or not, are among the most common food allergens. In most countries, ingredients that may cause allergies or intolerance must be labeled. Besides, unintended contamination during storage and production is very common too. This is why manufacturers should test incoming raw materials and final products to ensure proper labeling and avoid product recalls. Read more

Antibiotics

Antibiotics have been commonly fed to livestock in the United States for about 50 years. A portion is excreted unchanged in the animals' waste. When manure from antibiotic-fed livestock is used as a fertilizer, some of the antibiotic content enters the soil and is absorbed by crops. That’s why the manufacturers want to test their fruit and vegetable products before marketing to meet FDA’s requirements and improve the quality. Read more

Hormones and anabolics

Organic foods (fruits and vegetables) are produced without the use of hormones, herbicides, pesticides, antibiotics, or synthetic fertilizers. Using our testing kits, you will know if your product is organic or not, and apply a correct label to it. Read more

Pesticides

Farmers use pesticides on many conventionally grown fruits and vegetables. And according to the FDA data, the following fruits and vegetables tend to contain the highest levels of pesticide residue: peaches, apples, sweet bell peppers, celery, nectarines, strawberries, cherries, pears, imported grapes, spinach, lettuce, potatoes. Keeping an eye on the pesticide residue testing will improve the quality of your product and meet regulatory requirements. Read more

Why choose us?

Creative Diagnostics is a leading provider of testing kits for the global food industry. With our test kits, you can implement a comprehensive food safety and quality strategy and comply with local, national and international regulations. Our experts have deep expertise in commodities and product development. Our testing kits can be applied from the raw materials to the final products throughout the entire production chain. With high sensitivity, all of our kits are easy and ready to use.

We will offer you:
A wide range of testing kits to meet your needs
Cost-effective testing kits to reduce your expenses
Highly sensitive and ready to use testing kits to simplify your works
100% accurate data from our testing kits to protect your business

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