One of the hallmark elements that is regulated by food law is the declaration of nutritional content. That not only includes the “big seven” but also vitamins and minerals in certain cases. It is also very important for the food industry to determine the nutritional components if companies want to advertise based on the content specific individual groups, such as fiber for example.
The term “Big Seven” is understood as the nutrients that generally must be declared and that enable the consumer to identify the sugar, protein, and fat content of a food product. That is not only important for those who are watching their weight, for endurance athletes, or diabetics. It becomes even more interesting when further declarations are made, such as minerals or vitamins, which represent some of the most difficult substance groups to analyze due to their sensitivity to light and heat as well as their solubility properties.
Along with conventional food chemistry, the GBA Group of course also offers highly specialized analyses of complex carbohydrates or vitamins – automated, efficient, and fast.