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Measure carbohydrate categories

As one of the macro-nutrients, Carbohydrates serve as a foundational nutrient in foods. Many recent regulations acknowledge that not all carbohydrates are the same, and certain carbohydrates are of interest to consumers, such as dietary fiber.

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Measure carbohydrate categories

Tests to identify and measure specific carbohydrates in your food

Dietary Fiber

We have multiple fiber options available to support your labeling and to accurately test your sample. Our most commonly requested fiber tests are:

Fiber (Insoluble, Soluble, Total - CODEX Definition) Test

Analyses fiber content using the method AOAC 2011.25. Many regulations encourage this test for optimal measurement of fiber for nutrition labeling. This test is especially recommended for samples that contain: Inulin, Fructans, and/or Polydextrose.

Fiber (Insoluble, Soluble, Total - Gravimetric) Test

Analyzes fiber content using the method AOAC 991.43. This is a cost effective option for fiber testing that measures a lot of the long-established dietary fibers coming from grains, fruits/vegetables, and some types of starches. This test may be a good option if your fiber is coming from: legumes, plant material, cellulose, or grains.

Sugar, Total by Calculation Package:

This package includes the following tests, especially designed for samples that contain sugar alcohols, stevia, or other specialized ingredients that can cause interference with traditional sugar testing:

Sugar Profile by HPLC Test

Analysis of: fructose, galactose, glucose, sucrose, maltose, lactose

Sugar Alcohol Screen Test (Gas Chromatograph)

Can complement Sugar Profile HPLC test if interference is present. Reports: Sorbitol, Maltitol, Erythritol, Xylitol, Mannitol, Isomalt, and Lactitol.


A specific dietary fiber compound. We have two different testing options to accurately measure Beta-glucan whether the source is fungus/mushroom based or grain based

Beta-Glucan Test

Measures beta-glucan content from grains and cereals.

Beta-Glucan (Mushroom, Yeast) Test

Measures beta-glucan content from mushrooms, yeast, or fungal sources.

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Frequently asked questions

Total Carbohydrates, Total and Added Sugar, and Dietary Fiber are typically listed on nutrition labels. Sugar Alcohols are generally considered voluntary unless making label claims.

Added Sugar is not a specific test, since it is context based rather than an analytical result. The Added Sugar content is the responsibility of the manufacturer and can be determined through record keeping or by consulting the recipe.

If a Mock Label is requested with your order, we will use the Total Sugar value for both Total and Added Sugar line items. We can customize the Added Sugar line on mock labels upon request.

Our Customer Service team has a thorough understanding of dietary fiber testing, and we are happy to guide your testing choices. Call our Customer Service team at 1-800-245-5615 to get started.

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