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Cdr foodlab nut and seed

CDR FoodLab® is the analysis system that allows to perform fast quality controls on nuts and seeds in order to determine their oxidation status, abandoning the use of toxic solvents like Soxhlet involved in traditional testing methods.

Chemical Analyses for Quality Control of Nuts

CDR FoodLab® easily performs chemical analyses on nuts and  seeds to determine their oxidation status and efficaciously monitor the natural degradation and rancidity process of batches of product.

With no use of toxic solvents, the system can determine:

Free Fatty Acids in 1 minute, Peroxide Value in 4 minutes and p-Anisidine Value in 6 minutes

CDR FoodLab® can analyze micro-quantities of samples by extracting the oil with a simple mechanical treatment. No maintenance and calibration is required. The system can be used not only in a laboratory, but also real time at processing planteven by staff with no previous specific lab tech experience.

How is CDR FoodLab® System composed?


CDR FoodLab® Analyzer for Egg products uses an analyzer based on photometric technology, available in two versions, and a dedicated kit of pipettes.

The ease and reliability of the system is based on exclusive technical features:

  • reading cells are equipped with state-of-the-art LED emitters;
  • reading and incubation cells are thermostated at 37 ° C;
  • the analyzer is supplied pre-calibrated, no further calibration or maintenance is required;
  • instruments can be equipped with a printer or PC connection.

Reagent Kits

CDR FoodLab® Analysis Systems use low toxicity disposable pre-vialed reagents, specifically developed by the research laboratories of CDR.

The use of pre-vialed reagents and dedicated analytical procedures allows:

  • a sample preparation that is quick and easy, when needed at all;
  • making analytical procedures extremely fast and easy;
  • removing all needs for complex calibration procedures;
  • removing all needs to handle toxic or carcinogenic agents;
  • making the amount of chemical waste generated only a fraction of the waste generated by standard methods.

Reagents come in packages containing 10 test tubes each, to perform 10 tests (or packages for 100 tests containing 10 single packages of 10 test tubes each).

How to determine the oxidation status of nuts

Performing chemical analyses to monitor the oxidation status of oils and fats contained in hard shelled dried fruit, seeds, etc. is simple and fast because with the CDR system you extract the oil to analyze with a simple mechanical treatment, abandoning the use of toxic solvents, extraction hoods, All reagents are supplied in pre-filled cuvettes and ready to use, and operators do not have to handle toxic or carcinogenic compounds; there is no need to wash either containers or traditional glassware.

Thanks to the Multitasking Mode, on the oil extracted you can determine in 5 minutes Free Fatty Acids, Peroxide Vale and p-Anisidine Value, complex analytical instruments and complicated methods.

Save your time

To assess the oxidation status of an oil contained in  nuts or seeds, CDR FoodLab® relies on analytical procedures and dedicated reagents specifically developed by the research laboratories of CDR that allow:

  • a sample preparation that is quick and easy and that does not involve the use of toxic solvents;
  • making analytical procedures extremely fast and easy;
  • removing all needs for complex calibration procedures.

Moreover, CDR FoodLab® allows accelerating analytical procedures. Its thermostated incubation cells and the multitasking mode allow performing in an simple and fast way:

  • several analyses at the same time on the same sample
  • sixteen different assays for the same parameter on a batch of different samples.

With the CDR extraction system you extract the oil to analyze with a simple mechanical treatment that allows to rapidly assess the quality of nuts abandoning traditional testing methods that foresee the use of toxic solvents (Soxhlet).

Monitoring nuts natural rancidity process

Nuts are very rich in fats. That is why acidity e peroxide value tests are constantly run by businesses operating in the field because they provide valuable information on the rancidity of fats and oils Here is an insight on the chemical features and methods of official testing systems compared with the techniques designed and fine tuned by CDR to efficaciously monitor the natural degradation and rancidity process of batches of product. For more info.

A versatile analysis system

The CDR FoodLab® chemical analysis system to test oil extracted from nuts, hard shelled dried fruit and seeds can also be used to test any type of vegetable and animal fats and oils. Moreover, it can be configured to perform analyses on egg productsmilk and dairy productstomato derivatives and vegetable purées in general.

With the CDR system, you can perform your tests in total autonomy

Neither skilled staff nor a dedicated external laboratory is needed to use our systems. CDR FoodLab® optimizes traditional testing methods, making them faster and easier, while guaranteeing accuracy standards in line with the reference methods.

Reagents come in aluminum packages containing 10 test tubes each to perform 10 tests (or packages for 100 tests containing 10 single packages of 10 test tubes each).

Just a few steps and results are yielded right away

Just a few steps will suffice to carry out your analysis in a rapid way in total autonomy. The system is composed of both the analyzer based on photometric technology and a kit of low toxicity, pre-vialed reagents, developed by CDR.

CDR FoodLab® is cost-effective because it does not require the use of expensive equipment and does not entail maintenance, assistance or calibration costs.

CDR FoodLab® Analyzer for Nut and Seed

 CDR FoodLab analyzer for tests on milk and dairy productsCDR FOODLAB®CDR FoodLab analyzer for tests on milk and dairy products, Junior Version CDR FOODLAB® JUNIOR
TestsNut and Seed products:

Peroxide Value
p-Anisidine Value

You can also determine:
Iodine value in Palm Oil
Polyphenols in Olive Oil


Configurable analysis panel

Simultaneous analyses163
Possibility of running several tests on the same samplesi
Incubation module37˚C thermostatic block with 16 slots37˚C thermostated reading block with incubation function
Internal memory to store analysis resultssisi
Touch Screen Displaysisi
USB host port to connect USB memoriessi
USB port to connect to a PCsisi
Ethernet (LAN) portsi
Wireless link for external printersi
Dimensions and weight32 X 29,5 X 13 cm (L x P x  H) – 2,8 Kg15 x 22 x 8,3 cm (L x P x H) – 0,80 Kg
Lithium ion batterysi

Analysis of Nut and Seed Products

  • Free Fatty Acids
  • Peroxide Value
  • Anisidine Value (AnV)

CDR FoodLab Analyzer for Egg Products: Analytical kits

Test typeNumber of testsCodeMeasuring Range
Acidity10 e 100Info on codes
and measuring range
0,01 – 24% ac. oleic acid
Peroxides20*3001590,01 – 50 mEqO2/Kg
p-Anisidine Value10*3005030,5 – 100 AnV
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