Fatty Acids in Coconut Oil Proficiency Test

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Product Specification

Proficiency Test Information
Product Code Proficiency Test Matrix Approx. Size


Coconut Oil

30 g


Saturated Fatty Acids, Monounsaturated Fatty Acids, Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, Lauric Acid (C12:0), Myristic Acid (C14:0), Palmitic Acid (C16:0), Stearic Acid (C18:0), cis-Vaccenic Acid (C18:1 n-7 cis), Oleic Acid (C18:1 n-9 cis), Linoleic Acid (C18:2 n-6), alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA, C18:3 n-3), Arachidic Acid (C20:0), Gondoic Acid (C20:1 n-9), Behenic Acid (C22:0), Lignoceric Acid (C24:0), C18:1 trans Fatty Acids, C18:2 trans Fatty Acids, C18:3 trans Fatty Acids, Total trans Fatty Acids


Fatty acid profile known when test material is analysed, more fatty acids may be included.

Test Description

A wide-ranging fatty acid profile to include saturates, mono-unsaturates, poly-unsaturates, and a selection of individual fatty acids that are sufficiently abundant in the test material.

Fat is an essential part of the human diet, supplying nutritional components that the body needs in order to function. Too much fat in the diet, especially of nutritionally undesirable forms, can give rise to health problems. Hence, fat is subject to labelling requirements on food products and analyses are targeted towards this compliance.

With regard to labelling compliance, Fapas proficiency tests ask for fat results to be submitted as g/100g of the sample, not of the total fat. Some fatty acids have promoted health properties, such omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids from oil-rich fish. Fapas fats and oils proficiency tests also include quality parameters for premium oils, especially olive oil.

Coconut oil is used within a wide range of cooking processes and as ingredients in food and other products.This makes coconut and most other oils by extension subject to rigorous regulations, to provide high quality produce to the consumer and negate any food adulteration risks which may arise due to increased demand outstripping the production capacity.

Fapas proficiency tests can provide your labs with similar challenge to that which are faced within routine testing arrangements. And through the use of real food samples quickly comparable results can be made, allowing you to provide insights into improving your testing arrangement quickly and effectively.

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