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Determination of fat content in avocado

HydrolEx H-506, FatExtractor E-500: Fat determination in avocado by Soxhlet extraction

Traditionally, avocados (Persea americana) are mainly used in the latin american diet, where it is an important part of any dish or used for the famous Guacamole sauce. Nowadays, avocados are increasingly popular all around the world. One reason behind the increasing demand is its unique composition. Hardly any other fruit provides as many important nutrients as the avocado. It is a particularly good source of healthy unsaturated fatty acids as well as for many vitamins and minerals.
After homogenization, the avocado was mixed with sodium sulfate, dried and extracted using the Soxhlet method. The presented application gives reliable and highly repeatable results.

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