Use of near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and spectrophotometric methods in quality control of green rooibos (Aspalathus Linearis) and honeybush (Cyclopia Genistoides)

Botha, Mariza (2005-12)

Thesis (MSc Food Sc) (Food Science)--University of Stellenbosch, 2005.


Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and UV/Vis spectrophotometric methods were investigated as rapid and/or more economical methods to quantify the major monomeric phenolic compounds, soluble solid content (SSC), total polyphenol content (TPC) and total antioxidant activity (TAA) of green rooibos and Cyclopia genistoides.

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