Nutrients (vitamins, fatty acids) - analysis

A plate with salmon

The Swedish Food Agency analyses nutrients for the Swedish Food Composition Database, which together with dietary habit surveys forms the basis for dietary advice and risk and benefit assessments.

Sweden is one of few countries that has conducted and continuously conducts analysis projects to increase and quality-assure data for its food database. In all likelihood, analyses of nutrients will become even more vital as stricter labelling laws are introduced in the European Union.

Accredited methods

Listed below are the accredited methods we use, including limits of quantification.

Please contact us if you would like further information and/or prices for the analyses we offer.

Petter Englund
Head of Unit Pharmaceuticals and Nutrients

Analysis of   Limit of quantification Analytical technique
Fatty acids Fatty acids in food 0.1 % GC-FID
Fat soluble vitamins Retinol and tokoferol in food Retinol 12 µg/100g
Tokoferol 0,04 mg/100 g
Vitamin D3 and D2 in food 0.3 µg/100 g LC-UV
Carotenoids in food 5 µg/100 g LC-DAD
Vitamin K1 and K2 in food 1 µg/100 g LC-FL
Vitamin A and D3 in fortified milk Vit. A 0.09 µg/100 g
Vit. D 0.03 µg/100 g
Water soluble
Total ascorbic acid in food 2 mg/100 g LC-UV
Vitamin B1 and B2 in food B1 0.006 µg/100 g
B2 0.029 µg/100 g
Vitamin B6 in food 0.1 mg/100 g LC-FL
Total folate in food 0.6 µg/100 g Microbiologic
Total niacin in food 0.05 mg/100 g Microbiologic
Vitamin B12 in food 0.12 µg/100 g Microbiologic

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Reviewed 2023-09-07