ISSN 2285-1364, ISSN CD-ROM 2285-5521, ISSN ONLINE 2285-1372, ISSN-L 2285-1364


Published in Scientific Bulletin. Series F. Biotechnologies, Vol. XVIII
Written by Daniela BĂLAN, Gabriela LUȚĂ, Evelina GHERGHINA, Florentina ISRAEL-ROMING, Tamara MIHOCIU

The method described in this paper was adapted for determination of provitamin A from meat based products that weresupplemented with plant oils contain carotenes. The first step consisted in grease saponification with alcoholic KOHsolution and antioxidant, for 30 minutes. Acetone and hexane were used for the extraction of carotenes several times.Finally the absorbance was determined at 450 nm. Quantification was realised with a calibration curve prepared using 5 μg/ml β-carotene solution. The method was tested for determination of β-carotene in three samples of meat productssupplemented with sea-buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) oil. For comparison non supplemented meat products wasconsidered too. The provitamin A content ranged between 0.109 and 0,218 mg/100g and after one week between 0.079 and 0.195 mg/100g in the product tested. Different values were obtained according to the preparation technology.

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