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Testing solutions for Carbohydrates

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Accuracy with determining carbohydrates for nutritional claims to support brand quality is an important component to any new product development process. This has led to a necessity for accurate high quality analyses of the carbohydrate composition and content in food and feed, including raw materials.

The Eurofins Competence Centre for Carbohydrates testing is located in Heerenveen, the Netherlands, and is an international leading laboratory in its field. Our extensive range of carbohydrate and dietary fibre methods deliver quick and accurate quality analyses for food products, as well as industrially prepared ingredients, foodstuffs, animal feed, pet food and supplements.

Our carbohydrate testing portfolio is divided into the following three groups:

Routine carbohydrate testing

Our routine carbohydrate testing portfolio includes the basic carbohydrates like monosaccharides, disaccharides, various oligosaccharides, alditols (sugar alcohols) and starches. Our routine research services provide accurate test results with reliable turnaround times.

Dietary Fibre testing

We are experts in dietary fibre testing and make use of the newest AOAC 2009.01 and AOAC 2011.25 methods which deliver the most precise testing results regarding (high molar weight) soluble and insoluble dietary fibres and prebiotics. For a large number of different dietary fibres we offer dedicated tests.

Special carbohydrate research

Our scientists can assist with dedicated carbohydrate testing and research activities.  In close cooperation with you, we can assist in your complex carbohydrate research, and solve the challenges you face. Examples of how we can assist you include the determination and degree of polymerisation of specific carbohydrates like hydrocolloids and prebiotics.

Eurofins Carbohydrates Testing Key Benefits

  • Highly qualified team and state of the art testing methods
  • Accurate testing results with reliable turnaround times
  • Extensive portfolio with numerous carbohydrate and dietary fibre analyses
  • Validations and new testing methods on your request
  • Research support to assist your with carbohydrate related product development
  • Co-operation with certification bodies, food industry and technical associations


Please contact your local Eurofins laboratory for more information about carbohydrate testing.