Food & Agriculture Product Testing

Dry Fruits, Nut & Nut Products Testing

The most common requirements regarding contaminants in dried fruits and nuts are related to microbiological contaminants, mycotoxins and pesticide residues. FSSAI has set up limitations for the use of pesticides, sulphur dioxide and other additives.Doctors’ Analytical Labs offers testing with precision for dried fruits and nuts and offers analysis in various parameters, i.e., physical, chemical and microbiological parameters as per national and international standards.

Test Parameters

  • Chemical analysis (moisture, oil content, peroxide value, ash content, etc.)
  • Nutritional Analysis & Labelling (energy, protein, carbohydrates, total sugar, etc.)
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Fatty acid profile (SFA, MUFA and PUFA) & Trans fatty acids
  • Naturally Occurring Toxic Substances (Agaric acid, Hydrocyanic acid, Hypercine and Safrole)
  • Pesticide residues
  • Mycotoxins (total aflatoxin, aflatoxin B1, etc.)
  • Heavy metals residues (copper, arsenic, cadmium, lead, tin, etc.)
  • Melamine
  • Shelf Life Studies
  • Microbiological parameters such as pathogenic microbes – E. coli, Staphylococcus, Shigella, Salmonella, Coliforms, Vibrio cholera, Yeasts and moulds
  • Sensory Evaluation
  • Particle Size Analysis
  • Test for active Components (Qualitative)
  • ETO and ECH Testing