NMR & EPR Food Analysis Solutions

Seeds Analyzer

The Analyzer for your Oil and Moisture Analysis in Seeds and Nuts


The mq-one Seed Analyzer offers ease of calibration and measurement with utmost reliability. Thanks to the all-in-one design of the mq-one, both the long- and short-term stabilities could be improved.

Based on Bruker's experience, in the case of large and inhomogeneous seeds like Sunflower seeds, we recommend our high-sensitivity, high-volume mq7.5 Large Seed Analyzer.

Seed Breeding programs are supported by our minispec mq40 system.

The Ease of an Official Method

The minispec mq-one Seed Analyzer provides the method of choice for precise and simultaneous oil and moisture determination in various seeds and nuts (official methods ISO CD 10565 and 10632). Bruker has actively participated in the round-robin test to establish official methods. Knowledge of these two ingredients is critical for seed processing.

The precision and reproducibility routinely achieved are in the very high and in the per mile range. By virtue of the method, the result– achieved with no sample preparation–is independent of sample texture, surface effects, and evaluates every seed integrally. These are some of the reasons for its widespread use throughout the world.

Calibration, a Simple Task

Calibration is as easy as the measurement and takes only seconds and a very limited number of samples (3-5). Alternatively, or to take advantage, the certified rapeseed standards can be utilized.

By virtue of the NMR method, the signal scales linearly with the amount of oil (moisture). Thus, the larger the oil (moisture) the higher the signal response. The calibration follows therefore a linear relationship.

Seed Analyzer

Oil and moisture analysis in seeds with Time Domain NMR 


Service & Life Cycle Support for Magnetic Resonance and Preclinical Imaging

Bruker’s commitment to provide customers with unparalleled help throughout the buying cycle, from initial inquiry to evaluation, installation, and the lifetime of the instrument is now characterized by the LabScape service concept.

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