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Transfer to Filter - rinse and scrape beaker as needed 14 Transfer to Filter - rinse and scrape beaker as needed 21 Prepare for Test Prepare Crucibles1 Weigh Samples3Sample to 400 mL beaker4Put Sample into Bath5 Add 2 ml Amylase at 95° Monitor 30 minutes Add 10 ml H 2 O Add Protease at 60° Monitor 30 minutes Add 5 ml.561N HCl at 60° Add 1-5 ml AMG at 60° Monitor 30 minutes 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Add 40 ml Buffer5 Digest Sample Add 250 ml 95% ETOH at 60° Wait 60 minutes 19 20 Solute Add 2x10 ml H 2 O at 70°15 Add 2x15 ml 78% ETOH16 Add 2x15 ml 95%ETOH 17 Add 2x15 ml Acetone18 IDF Extract IDF Add 2x15 ml 78% ETOH22 Add 2x15 ml 95% ETOH23 Add 2x15 ml Acetone24 SDF Extract SDF Ash Overnight1a Clean with Vacuum 1bSoak 1hr @ Room Temp1c Rinse with 3 solutions1d Add DE, Dry @ 130°C1eCool, 1 hour, weigh1fPrepare Water bath/95°C2 AOAC 991.43 - AACC 32.07.01 Conventional Protein Correction25Ash Correction26 Add all actions including IDF and SDF drying/weighing Total = 35 steps
AOAC 991.43/AACC 32.07.01 - Automated Prepare for Test IDF Digestion/Filtration – SDF Precipitation/Filtration If pH check was selected, check and adjust pH as needed 8 Follow Screen Prompts7 IDF SDF Weigh Diatomaceous Earth 3 Weigh Sample4 Insert DE into SDF Bag5 Insert Sample in IDF Bag6 Weigh Filter Bags1 Protein Correction14Ash Correction13Acetone Rinse9 Dry and Weigh10 Acetone Rinse11Dry and Weigh12Insert Filter Bags2
Sample ID Description Conventional Method Reported Results ANKOM Automated Method Results 8126 Coarse BranCorn Bran76.176.4 8127 Coarse BranCorn Bran78.178.3 8010 Fine BranCorn Bran52.853.0 8012 Fine BranCorn Bran70.370.4 8013 Fine BranCorn Bran54.0 1 61.8 Dietary Fiber – Comparative – IDF/SDF 1 laboratory performing conventional method indicated they had a problem with this sample and were not confident with the reported value
AACC Check Samples Check Sample Reported Values IDF ANKOM IDF Reported Values SDF ANKOM SDF AACC DF2 (2012)10.4610.601.751.40 AACC DF3 (2012)13.7913.802.662.60 AACC DF4 (2012)10.009.101.751.00 AACC DF5 (2012)6.515.603.623.10 AACC DF6 (2012)13.5213.302.362.40 AACC DF1 (2013)10.4610.61.751.4 AACC DF2 (2013)188.8.131.524.5 NOTE: The AACC “reported values” are the mean of all reported values, with outliers removed. Twenty-four laboratories participate
Cost Comparison Manual Method (per sample)ANKOM (per sample) $115.00$55.00 NOTES: Manual method labor increases with additional samples Labor cost based on $15 (12 €) per hour Did not include labor time to perform Manual method set-up, which could add significant time Lab in Australia indicated one technician was tied up for two days to perform the same amount of samples she could do in one day on the ANKOM system (with free time available).
AOAC 991.43/AACC 32.07.01 Integrated TDF/Resistant Starch &NDO Upgraded program supports AOAC 2009.01 and 2011.25 Still requires end user HPLC Maintains AOAC 991.43 option Supported Methods
DIETARY FIBER ANALYSIS AUTOMATION & INNOVATION "Dietary fiber is the edible parts of plants or analogous carbohydrates that are resistant to digestion and absorption in the human small intestine with complete or partial fermentation in the large intestine. Dietary fiber includes polysaccharides, oligosaccharides, lignin, and associated plants substances. Dietary fibers promote beneficial physiological effects including laxation, and/or blood cholesterol attenuation, and/or blood glucose attenuation.“ (AACC)
Dietary fiber means carbohydrate polymers with ten or more monomeric units, “ which are not hydrolyzed by the endogenous enzymes in the small intestine of humans and belong to the following categories: · Edible carbohydrate polymers naturally occurring in the food as consumed · Carbohydrate polymers, which have been obtained from food raw material by physical, enzymatic or chemical means and which have been shown to have a physiological effect of benefit to health as demonstrated by generally accepted scientific evidence to competent authorities · Synthetic carbohydrate polymers which have been shown to have a physiological effect of benefit to health as demonstrated by generally accepted scientific evidence to competent authorities (CODEX ALIMENTARIUS)
AOAC 991.43 does not capture 100% of the non- digestible oligosaccharides (NDO). Since these behave physiologically as dietary fiber methods were developed for fructan [and fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS)] (AOAC Methods 997.08 and 999.03), galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) (AOAC Method 2001.03)9, resistant maltodextrins (RMD) (AOAC Method 2001.03)10 and Polydextrose® (AOAC Method 2000.11)11. Why Integrated Dietary Fiber?