Nondestructive determination of solids and carotenoids in tomato products by near-infrared spectroscopy and multivariate calibration.

@article{Pedro2005NondestructiveDO,
  title={Nondestructive determination of solids and carotenoids in tomato products by near-infrared spectroscopy and multivariate calibration.},
  author={Andr{\'e} M. Krell Pedro and M{\'a}rcia M. C. Ferreira},
  journal={Analytical chemistry},
  year={2005},
  volume={77 8},
  pages={2505-11}
}
Tomato is an important player in the agricultural market. It is the second most consumed vegetable in the world and is a source of important micronutrients such as lycopene and beta-carotene. Recent research has demonstrated that these carotenoids can act as free-radical quenchers in the body and prevent aging, tissue damage, heart disease, and certain cancers. Besides these microcomponents, tomato is composed of soluble and insoluble solids. In industry, these solids govern factory yield and… CONTINUE READING
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