• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 2, Pages: 1-4

Original Article

Investigation of Lard on Pork Nuggets using UV Spectrophotometry


Objective: To make quantitative analysis of lard using UV Spectrophotometry. Method: UV Spectrophotometry techniques were carried out in order to determine the level of lard in pork nuggets. The extraction process was observed using n-hexane solvent and at temperature 55°C. Findings: The optimum wavelength was found to be at 270 nm. The lard concentration of five samples of pork nuggets was 24.9123%, 26.2719%, 26.8421%, 24.9123 and 24.5614% respectively. Novelty/Improvement: This work provides a simple method of investigating lard in pork nuggets. 

Keywords: Extraction, Lard, n-Hexane, Nuggets, Pork, UV Spectrophotometry 


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