Sugar Analysis from Milk using Luna Omega SUGAR LC Columns
Sugar content testing is a commonly performed analysis in food laboratories. Determining sugar content is particularly important for milk where lactose is the main sugar present. While lactose is a significant energy source in milk, individuals who are lactose-intolerant have a lactase enzyme deficiency and cannot fully digest lactose. Using the Luna Omega SUGAR column, six sugars and one sugar alcohol were separated in ten minutes. Using the Luna Omega SUGAR column, we were able to analyze sugars in a variety of cow’s milk, lactose free milk, and infant formula.