Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 44–48

A distillation method for the quantitative determination of malonaldehyde in rancid foods

  • Basil G. Tarladgis
  • Betty M. Watts
  • Margaret T. Younathan
  • Leroy DuganJr.


An improved distillation method is described for the quantitative determination of malonaldehyde in foods containing oxidized fats. The procedure is compared with other methods in current use for the determination of malonaldehyde. A high correlation of TBA numbers with rancid odor in cooked meats was established.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Basil G. Tarladgis
    • 1
  • Betty M. Watts
    • 1
  • Margaret T. Younathan
    • 1
  • Leroy DuganJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Florida State UniversityTallahassee
  2. 2.American Meat Institute FoundationChicagoIllinois

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