21st October 2019


How would you test for the presence of glucose in a fruit?

Food Test 1: Sugar test-Benedict's solution. Benedict's solution is used to test for simple sugars, such as glucose. It is a clear blue solution of sodium and copper salts. In the presence of simple sugars, the blue solution changes color to green, yellow, and brick-red, depending on the amount of sugar.

Similarly, it is asked, how do you test for starch in food?

Draw up some of the clear liquid into a pipette and then either transfer it into another test tube or put drops onto a white tile. 3. Add on drop of (brown) iodine solution on the tile and look for a colour change. A blue-black colour indicates the presence of starch.

What Colour does iodine turn when glucose is present?

Starch Test: Add Iodine-KI reagent to a solution or directly on a potato or other materials such as bread, crackers, or flour. A blue-black color results if starch is present. If starch amylose is not present, then the color will stay orange or yellow.

How do Benedict's solution work?

Benedict's reagent is made by complexing Cu+2 (from Copper sulfate) ions with citric acid in a basic medium(Sodium Carbonate. Benedict's Reagent is used to detect reducing sugars. All monosaccharides react with this reagent, as well as other compounds such as aldehydes and alpha hydroxy ketones.
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