Authentification of plant culture Cinnamon by isotope ratio mass spectrometry


Ju.B. Aksenova, I.V. Lapko, O.V. Kuznetsova, S.V. Vasilevsky,
A.V. Aksenov, V.F. Taranchenko, A.M. Antochin

Isotope compositions of nitrogen, carbon and oxygen in 69 different samples of cinnamon were determined by isotope ratio mass spectrometry. A discriminant model, allowing one to distinguish Ceylon cinnamon and cassia and to confirm the origin of cassia, has been proposed and tested. The accuracy of the discrimination was 95%. The results of this study can be used to prove the authenticity of cinnamon.

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