The production, sale, and distribution of coconut water is a multibillion-dollar global industry. Given the increase in preference and consumption of pure ‘organic' coconut water, producers are challenged to ensure product purity and maintain customer confidence. This demands an absolute method for producers to distinguish between ‘pure' coconut water, without added sugar, and ‘adulterated' water, with added sugar. The Picarro Combustion Module Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CM-CRDS) System is a low-cost, easy-to-use, accurate, and precise solution to identify the addition of C4 sugars (adulteration), based on the carbon isotopic (δ13C) composition of coconut water.
We've just published an application note, "Detection of Coconut Water Adulteration with CM-CRDS." It includes a study that confirms the results of our CM-CRDS system are indistinguishable from those obtained with Elemental Analyzer Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (EA-IRMS). And it describes how our CM-CRDS system is faster and easier to use. Download the app note and learn more about the Picarro CM-CRDS System.