Sugars in Soft Drinks and Wine
Application Note Dec 08, 2010
Cecil Instruments Ltd
Carbohydrates are important constituents in both food and drink. They are frequently added to improve the flavour and palatability to the consumer. Non-alcoholic drinks, especially carbonated soft drinks, can have as much as 10.7 g of sugars added to them. Although there are specific carbohydrate columns for the separation of mixtures of sugars these can be expensive.
This application note describes the use of a silica column with an amino group, which gives a good separation of the most commonly occurring carbohydrates.