Organic acids contained in food products are important components that contribute to their deliciousness, including their sourness and umami tastes. In addition, recently, they have become a topic of interest for their digestive stimulant and antibacterial effects.
The analysis of organic acids is a useful approach to food development. However, know-how is needed to detect various organic acids specifically and with high sensitivity in samples with many impurities such as food products. The organic acid analysis system is used in the field of food development as a simultaneous analysis method for various organic acids.

Analysis of Organic Acids in Food Products (HPLC)

Organic acids such as citric acid and acetic acid shape the flavor and aroma of food products in various ways.
This example shows the analysis of organic acids in food product samples. It was confirmed that organic acids can be analyzed with high accuracy, and with no interference from impurities.

Chromatograms of organic acids in food products

Chromatograms of organic acids
in food products


Simultaneous Analysis of Short Chain Fatty Acids and Organic Acids (LC-MS)

Many research results have reported that intestinal microbiota contribute to the maintenance and promotion of the host's health and are also involved in various diseases. There is increasing demands for analysis of metabolites derived from intestinal microbiota to investigate helth condition and verify the effect of functional food, etc. This example shows the  simultaneous analysis of organic acids and short chain fatty acids using LC-MS and Method Package for Short Chain Fatty Acid Analysis.

Chromatogram of short chain fatty acids and organic acids

Chromatogram of short chain fatty acids and organic acids

Organic Acids