Nutritional Composition Analysis to help the grower know the quality and post-harvest life of their product
AGQ Labs USA is an accredited ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory that offers fruit analysis services and nutritional composition. Our firm intention is to be the strategic ally in all our customers’ production, technical, and quality processes. That is why we offer the best analytical nutrition strategies for the entire season.
By measuring parameters such as dry matter, nitrogen, minerals, and other elements (including bound calcium), we can quantitatively characterize fruits and establish relationships with their quality and post-harvest life.
The useful life of the products will be traceable to the results obtained from analyzing the Brix and Dry Matter grades. Which will give the certainty of prolonged storage according to market requirements, characteristics, and necessities of the fruit once harvested.
The nutritional information of the fruit is established through analytical measurements of minerals and elements that allow verifying its condition, quality, and composition concerning market requirements. In turn, they define and improve the fertilization and irrigation programs required to obtain a competitive yield, offering food with optimal properties for consumption.
To continue talking about quality, we emphasize the analysis of calcium since this mineral is related to the firmness of the fruit and its functions in both the extracellular and intracellular plant. The structural role of bound calcium is directly related to the stability of plant tissues, and therefore to the post-harvest behavior of the product (rotting, browning, loss of consistency, etc.) and the probability of suffering alterations even in pre-harvest, with respect to total calcium.
Fruit Analysis Solutions
AGQ Labs has developed a methodology capable of separating and measuring the different fractions of Calcium present in fruits (soluble calcium, bound calcium, and total calcium) without resorting to estimating bound calcium by the difference between total calcium and soluble calcium. This makes our data an effective tool to determine the quality and condition of the fruit.
AGQ Labs offers the following analyses so that you can characterize your fruit and establish relationships with the quality it presents. That way you can make management decisions regarding fertilization programs, harvesting, storage time, and delivery.
Contact us to receive more information about food services to determine helpful life, fruit quality, nutritional information, as well as agronomic services that enhance the volume and quality of your production.