Cost effective and reliable analysis of beverage antioxidant activity

Cost effective and reliable analysis of beverage antioxidant activity

Antioxidants present in red wine, tea, fruit juices and other beverages are known to give cardio-protective effect. The Randox Food Diagnostics Total Antioxidant Status (TAS) kit provides beverage companies with a useful tool to evaluate the phenolic content of their products by measurement of its antioxidant activity.   The variation in phenolic composition is thought to account for the flavour, taste, colour and odour of different beverages.

Research shows levels of TAS are heavily present in red wine followed by tea, whilst other beverages indicating significant levels of antioxidants include cranberry juice, apple juice and coffee.

The Total Antioxidant Status (TAS) kit from Randox Food Diagnostics is suitable for both manual and automated analysers and offers a cost effective and quantitative assessment of a beverage’s phenolic content by way of antioxidant activity.

TAS Benefits:

  • Monitor impact manufacturing practises have on TAS levels
  • Improve sensory characteristics of products
  • Enhance stability of products
  • Results within 3 minutes
  • No interference from SO2 and acetaldehyde addition to bases wines
  • Suitable for manual use or for automation on a range of analysers
  • Linearity of 2.5mmol/L

 Company Profile

Randox Food Diagnostics is an associate of Randox Laboratories who have 30 years experience in the diagnostic market and a devoted research and development team. We provide a range of excellent tools for screening for antimicrobials, growth promoting hormones and drugs of abuse in animals and foodstuffs, as well as our dedicated testing kits

for the wine and beverage markets.  Quality control before, during and after the production process in food and beverage manufacture is vitally important, using our kits to monitor this process will ensure cost effective production of high quality products.

For further information on our wine and beverage products please contact [email protected] or visit

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