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:

  1. polyphenolic compounds (total content and single biomarkers);
  2. vitamins;
  3. sugars and organic acids
  4. terpenes and volatiles compounds.