GOMEZ ZAVAGLIA Andrea
Infrared spectroscopy: an underexploited analytical tool for assessing physicochemical properties of food products and processing
BORBA, ANA; GÓMEZ-ZAVAGLIA, ANDREA
Current Opinion in Food Science
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2023 vol. 49
Infrared spectroscopy is a useful tool to assess the physical and chemical properties of different compounds. However, its use in Food Science and Technology is mainly descriptive and/or combined with chemometric analysis. The aim of this review was to underline available approaches for the analysis of physical and chemical properties associated with food products and processing. In this context, this review covers recent applications of infrared spectroscopy in Food Science and Technology, focusing on physicalchemical properties of food products and ingredients, including macromolecules, and alterations arising from processing and storage. Overall, the work underlines the powerfulness of infrared spectroscopy, a currently underexploited technique in the field, whose use should be stimulated for rapid and accurate determinations both in academic and industrial contexts.