NMR & EPR Food Analysis Solutions

Juice-Profiling (NMR)

From a single data set acquired within minutes, the NMR Juice-Profiling method simultaneously evaluates a multitude of quality and authenticity parameters for each fruit juice.
Database expansion 
by a factor of 3, featuring now more than 49,000 reference juice samples from all over the world
Robust Quantitative Analysis
Simultaneous and robust quantification of all IFU-relevant parameters. Addition of formol number quantification with NMR.
Time saving
Simultaneous and automated analysis of many quantitative and statistical parameters with a single, very fast sample preparation.
Many new fruit type and country models
27 fruit type models and 43 country-of-origin models are now available !

Juice Profiling™ is an NMR-based screening method for fruit and vegetable juices which has been developed in a joint effort by Bruker BioSpin GmbH and SGF International e.V.

The Juice-Profiling method has undergone a significant upgrade with the new version 4.0.

For each juice a multitude of parameters related to quality and authenticity is evaluated simultaneously from a single data set acquired within a few minutes.

Traditional Juice Authenticity and Quality Control Analysis is time-consuming and involves various analytical instruments and methods. However, the NMR Juice-Profiling method streamlines this process. 

The updated NMR Juice-Profiling 4.0 method helps to save considerable time and cost by replacing many conventional methods within one single analysis.

It allows robust and simultaneous quantitative analysis of the parameters pertaining to authenticity.

Additionally, it provides valuable authenticity insights and confirmation thanks to the statistical evaluation of the NMR profiles and the comprehensive database of nearly 50000 reference samples.

Juice Profiling 4.0 boasts a routine, straightforward workflow, automatically analyzing over 60 samples in one run, with minimal sample preparation and without the use of toxic solvents.

Versatile and cost-effective, this method discerns the authenticity of both fruit and vegetable juices, in a comprehensive and unique way.

Example: Quantification of the constituents of a pineapple juice 

Key Features

  • Improved quantitative analysis for IFU-relevant (International Fruit and Vegetable Juice Association) parameters: Alanine, Arbutine, Citric Acid, Ethanol, Fructose, Fumaric Acid, Galacturonic Acid, Glucose, HMF, Lactic Acid, Malic Acid, Phlorine and Sucrose
  • Implementation of formol number quantification
  • Update of the AIJN (European Fruit Juice Association) reference guidelines for the quantitative analysis
  • Database expansion by 50%, featuring now more than 49,000 reference juice samples from all over the world
  • 27 fruit type models
  • 17 new country models, to check the country of origin of the juices
  • Number of models to differentiate not from concentrate vs from concentrate juices have doubled
  • New Fruit Content Models
  • Indication of possible molecules in cause of deviations, in case of the detection of atypical profiles
  • Quantile plots provided with the results
  • Updated Analytical Report
Example: Verification of Fruit variety and country of origin

Fruit and vegetable juices that can be checked statistically 

  • Acerola
  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Aronia
  • Banana
  • Black Currant
  • Blood Orange
  • Carrot
  • Cranberry
  • Elderberry
  • Grape
  • Grapefruit
  • Guava
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Mandarin
  • Mango
  • Orange
  • Passion Fruit
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Pineapple
  • Pomegranate
  • Raspberry
  • Sour Cherry
  • Strawberry
  • Tomato


  • Quantitative analysis of multiple parameters pertaining to authenticity, including IFU-relevant parameters
      - Results comparison with the AIJN reference guidelines
      - Results comparison with the values of the reference samples
  • Statistical analysis of authenticity:
      - Verification of fruit type
      - Verification of country of origin
      - Verification of product type: From Concentrate vs Not From Concentrate
      - Verification of fruit content
      - Detection of blends
      - Detection of atypical profiles: deviations to reference samples


Eurofins Analytics France, Eric Jamin

Our company has been using the NMR Juice-Profiling method since its early days, thus offering our customers the benefit of a wide coverage of authenticity parameters and powerful statistical models.

The recent upgrade 4.0, beta-tested in our laboratory, is a significant improvement of the size of the database used and of the range of available models for economically important fruits producing countries.

The presentation of reports is also easier to read for non-experts in the field of NMR profiling.

Eurofins Analytics France will continue to support the use of this tool as an efficient authenticity screening approach, while offering the community of user laboratories the opportunity to monitor their proficiency through a dedicated Proficiency Testing scheme named PRO-PTS.

Markus Jungen
Technical Manager, SGF International e.V.

The Juice-Profiling methodology, a robust tool, not only expedites the evaluation of authenticity in fruit juices but also extends its reach to encompass vegetable juices. By harmonizing quantitative scrutiny of constituent elements and intricate statistical analyses of profiles, including provenance, this method offers a comprehensive and efficient means of discerning the authenticity of both fruit and vegetable juices.

André Platzek
Head of NMR Analytic Department, Tentamus Chelab GmbH

The updated juice profiling method is a formidable tool for the authenticity analysis of fruit juices. It allows time-efficient and versatile scanning of a wide array of parameters helping us to meet our individual customer‘s needs. Simultaneous analysis of selected parameters provides a significant increase in efficiency with PCA analysis yielding valuable information on the authenticity of the fruit juices with special regard to purity and geographical origin of specific fruits.

Dr. Susanne Koswig, SGF International e.V. about the FoodScreener

NMR FoodScreener- by Dr Koswig SGF International

Dr. Claus-Dieter Patz, University of Geisenheim about the FoodScreener Juice & Wine

Interview Dr Patz University of Geisenheim NMR FoodScreener Juice and Wine


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LabScape Maintenance Agreements, On-Site On-Demand and Enhance Your Lab are designed to offer a new approach to maintenance and service for the modern laboratory