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Quantitative determination of fat / Soxhlet extraction

Quantitative determination of fat / Soxhlet extraction

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Principle

The discussion of healthy nutrition focuses on the fat content of foodstuffs. For this reason, it is important to know the exact fat content of individual foodstuffs. The experiment shown here presents a method for the quantitative determination of the fat content of foodstuffs by extraction using a Soxhlet apparatus. This small size of this Soxhlet extractor makes it possible to extract small quantities using extremely small amounts of solvent.

Benefits

  • Controlled and safe heating via heating mantle and power regulator
  • Secure connection of the items by GL screw joint system

Tasks

Calculate the fat content of a sausage using soxhlet extraction.

What you can learn about

  • Soxhlet apparatus
  • Fat extraction
  • Food chemistry
  • Food analysis

Necessary accessories

  • Precision balance 620g/0.001g

 

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