Carotenoid analysis is inherently difficult and error prone. Despite substantial improvements and refinements in the methods for analyzing these fascinating but complicated compounds, discrepancies in analytical data can still be perceived in the literature. Analysts must be well informed about the nature and properties of carotenoids and the problems associated with their identification and quantification. Carotenoid analysis consists of several steps that can be carried out efficiently in various ways. This handbook gives several procedures for some steps to enable the analyst to choose the procedure that best suits his/her laboratory conditions and experience.
HarvestPlus Technical Monograph 2. 63 pp.