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Certification of Standard Reference Material® 2386 Avocado Powder



Melissa M. Phillips, Laura J. Wood, George Caceres, Grace Hahm, Karen E. Murphy, Rick L. Paul, Benjamin Place, James H. Yen


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently released SRM 2386 Avocado Powder which has value assignment for over 70 analytes. This material has certified values assigned for 22 analytes and non-certified values assigned for 53 analytes and is intended to be used for the evaluation of methods for the determination of elements, vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids, and proximates in this and similar matrices. The material was purchased pre-packaged from a commercial vendor and data was obtained from NIST and interlaboratory comparison exercises. A description of the material, sample preparations, results, and data analysis are discussed in the following report.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 260-213
Report Number


avocado, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, food nutrition


Phillips, M. , Wood, L. , Caceres, G. , Hahm, G. , Murphy, K. , Paul, R. , Place, B. and Yen, J. (2021), Certification of Standard Reference Material® 2386 Avocado Powder, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed June 13, 2024)


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Created October 20, 2021, Updated November 29, 2022