The application of NIR spectroscopy in moisture determining of vegetable seeds

https://doi.org/10.17221/57/2019-CJFSCitation:Szulc J., Gozdecka G., Poćwiardowski W. (2020): The application of NIR spectroscopy in moisture determining of vegetable seeds. Czech J. Food Sci., 38: 131-136.
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The aim of the study was to elaborate a universal calibration for the near infrared (NIR) spectrophotometer to determine the moisture of various kinds of vegetable seeds. The research was conducted on the seeds of 5 types of vegetables – carrot, parsley, lettuce, radish and beetroot. For the spectra correlation with moisture values, the method of partial least squares regression (PLS) was used. The resulting qualitative indicators of a calibration model (R = 0.9968, Q = 0.8904) confirmed an excellent fit of the obtained calibration to the experimental data. As a result of the study, the possibilities of creating a calibration model for NIR spectrophotometer for non-destructive moisture analysis of various kinds of vegetable seeds was confirmed.

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