NMR imaging of packaged foods

  • J. J. Wright
  • L. D. Hall


Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging (MRI) is a technique for producing non-invasive images of heterogeneous systems based on the NMR properties of nuclei within those systems. In foods this corresponds to spatial mapping of water and fat molecules. It is envisaged that the noninvasive nature of MRI will allow serial studies on the stability and composition of packaged foods. However, certain packaging materials may interact with the MRI experiment and prevent these measurements being made. A selection of foods contained in different types of packaging materials was studied and it was established that certain types of packaging will prevent successful serial study by NMR imaging.


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Cocoa Butter Packaging Material Food Packaging Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Signal 
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  • L. D. Hall

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