Analysis of cynarin, an active ingredient in artichokes with beneficial properties

Cynarin is a substance contained in artichoke leaves that has health benefits. It is a valuable antioxidant and is particularly useful for cleansing and detoxifying the liver because it increases bile flow. 

To absorb the benefits of cynarin, artichokes should be eaten raw, but also artichoke products such as juices and purees may contain significant amounts of this active ingredient.

Marzia Arborea

"Cynarin can be extracted from artichokes and used in the formulation of food supplements widely offered by the herbal and nutraceutical industry. It is important to note that, in cases such as this, the optimization of production also includes the use of product waste materials to extract high value-added ingredients for the production of food supplements and functional products. These uses can be obtained thanks to analytical proof that the product has specific compositional and nutritional characteristics, which is the core element of our laboratory's research activities.

For companies interested in monitoring the quantities of the active ingredient Cynarin in artichokes, juices, extracts, etc., Agro.Biolab Laboratory has developed a method of analysis using the LC-MS/MS technique, with a limit of quantification of 0.01 mg/Kg.   

Agro.Biolab Laboratory operates in the field of quality control analysis, characterization and safety of agro-food products. The laboratory is certified by ACCREDIA and is among the most experienced and qualified European laboratories for the analysis of contaminants and pesticide residues. The experienced staff, dynamic operations and state-of-the-art instrumentation ensure a customized service, comprehensive assistance, and reliable fast and punctual results.

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Marzia Arborea 
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