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Publication Citation: Characterization of Three Berry Standard Reference Materials for Nutrients

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Author(s): Laura J. Wood; Katherine E. Sharpless; Monique Pichon; Barbara J. Porter; James H. Yen;
Title: Characterization of Three Berry Standard Reference Materials for Nutrients
Published: June 30, 2011
Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been working with the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements to produce Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) of interest to analysts of dietary supplements. Some of these SRMs are traditional foods including SRM 3281 Cranberry (Fruit), SRM 3282 Low-Calorie Cranberry Juice Cocktail, and SRM 3287 Blueberry (Fruit), which have been characterized for nine nutritional elements and sugars. The blueberries have also been characterized for proximates, two water-soluble vitamins, and amino acids. These new materials are intended for use in method development and validation as well as for quality assurance and traceability when assigning values to in-house control materials. Foods can be difficult to analyze because of matrix effects. With the addition of these three new SRMs, it is now possible to more closely match controls to matrices and analyte levels for fruit and vegetable test samples. Several nutritional elements in these three SRMs are present at lower levels than those in other food-matrix SRMs.
Citation: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Volume: 59
Pages: pp. 7246 - 7252
Keywords: "Berry"; "Nutrients"; "spectrometry"; "reference material"; "food"
Research Areas: Chemistry