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Food Chem. 2020 Jul 1;317:126366. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2020.126366. Epub 2020 Feb 13.

A non-targeted high-resolution mass spectrometry approach for the assessment of the geographical origin of durum wheat.

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1
Advanced Research Laboratory, Barilla G. e R. Fratelli S.p.A., Via Mantova, 166-43122 Parma, Italy; Department of Food and Drug, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze 95/A-43124, Parma, Italy.
2
Department of Food and Drug, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze 95/A-43124, Parma, Italy.
3
Advanced Research Laboratory, Barilla G. e R. Fratelli S.p.A., Via Mantova, 166-43122 Parma, Italy. Electronic address: michele.suman@barilla.com.

Abstract

The assessment of durum wheat geographical origin is an important and emerging challenge, due to the added value that a claim of origin could provide to the raw material itself, and subsequently to the final products (i.e. pasta). Up to now, the typical approach presented in literature is the evaluation of different isotopic ratios of the elements, but other techniques could represent an interesting and even more powerful alternative. In this study, using a non-targeted high-resolution mass spectrometry approach, a selection of chemical markers related to the geographical origin of durum wheat was provided. Samples of the 2016 wheat campaign were used to set up the model and to select the markers, while samples from the 2018 campaign were used for model and markers validation. Including in the samples set different geographies across different continents, a discrimination through Italian, European and Not European samples is now possible.

KEYWORDS:

Geographical origin; LC‐HRMS; Metabolomics; Non-targeted mass spectrometry; Wheat

Conflict of interest statement

Declaration of Competing Interest The authors declare that they have no known competing financial interests or personal relationships that could have appeared to influence the work reported in this paper.

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