|Detection of nitrate in potatoes, vegetables and fruits with QUANTOFIX® Nitrate/Nitrite
|BackgroundPotatoes, vegetables and fruits are an important part of humans’ basic food in many parts of the world. Every day people consume them in great quantities.
Nitrate is a nitrogen compound which accumulates through the use of fertilizers.
Above the concentration of 200 mg per kilogramme potatoes develop a poor taste and bad stocking features. Often potatoes become wet rot through a reduction of cell stability.
Experts recommend to consume potatoes, vegetables and fruits with low concentrations of nitrate. The transformation of nitrate to nitrite through the influence of proteins may produce nitrosamines which are carcinogenic.
|Product data and ordering information: QUANTOFIX® Nitrate/Nitrite
|Semiquantitative test strip
|Tube of 100 test strips
|white to red-violet
|Limit of sensitivity
|0-10-25-50-100-250-500 mg/l NO3-
0-1-5-10-20-40-80 mg/l NO2-