Determination of saffron quality by high-performance liquid chromatography.

  title={Determination of saffron quality by high-performance liquid chromatography.},
  author={M Valle Garc{\'i}a-Rodr{\'i}guez and J{\'e}ssica Serrano-D{\'i}az and Petros Tarantilis and Horacio L{\'o}pez-C{\'o}rcoles and Manuel Carmona and Gonzalo Luis Alonso},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  volume={62 32},
The aim of this work was to propose a high-performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection (HPLC-DAD) method for determining the three main compounds responsible for determining the quality of saffron (crocetin esters, picrocrocin, and safranal) by preparing an aqueous extract according to the ISO 3632 standard to solve the difficulty that this standard has for aroma and taste determination by ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy. Toward this aim, laboratory-isolated picrocrocin, a… CONTINUE READING