Distillates, Kombucha and Other Food Product Analyses

Man doing distillates analysis.

Distillates, Kombucha and Other Foods

  • Purpose: The amount of ethanol in distilled spirits must be disclosed on the label. Kombucha that contains more than 0.5% ABV is regulated as an alcoholic beverage.
  • Technique: Gas Chromatography-Flame Ion Detection (GC-FID)/ Distillation-Density
  • Price: $45
  • Purpose: Sauces, salsas, jellies, syrups, etc. where alcohol has been added.
  • Technique: Gas Chromatography-Flame Ion Detection (GC-FID)
  • Price: $60
  • Purpose: Methanol is an unwanted, poisonous byproduct produced in small amounts during fermentation of grains and some fruits.
  • Technique: Gas Chromatography-Flame Ion Detection (GC-FID)
  • Price: $45
  • Purpose: Acetic acid is the most abundant volatile acid.
  • Technique: HPLC/Enzymatic
  • Price: $90
  • Purpose: Quantification of the fermentable sugar (glucose and fructose).
  • Technique: HPLC/Enzymatic
  • Analysis Notes: Reported as a percentage, this analysis gives an indication of sweetness level. Yeast can metabolize both glucose and fructose.
  • Price: $55