Chemical and merceological analysis
Chemical analysis on composition, secondary metabolites and merceological traits are routinely conducted to characterize from a nutritional and nutraceutical point of view the fresh chestnuts and their derivatives. Analytical protocols and advanced techniques such as spectrophotometry and high-performance liquid chromatography are performed.
The main analysis on chestnut aim to determine:
- polyphenolic compounds (total content and single biomarkers);
- sugars and organic acids
- terpenes and volatiles compounds.