Ingredient Analysis

DNA is the basis of species identity and is the only method capable of ingredient analysis of complex products of biological origin, including plants, animals, fungi and bacteria.  DNA is the method most commonly used by university scientists around the world for identifying species. DNA is the most sensitive, specific and accurate method of species identification on the market, and the scientists at NSF AuthenTechnologies® are the world leaders in species identification using DNA.

But why NSF AuthenTechnologies®?

Our scientists have developed cutting-edge genetic methods capable of identifying a single organism or a complex blend of 100 or more. We use next-generation sequencing for our ingredient testing which is able to give you the big picture as well as more detailed information about your sample. We can detect even small traces of other species to keep your consumers safe and your manufacturers happy with the purity of your food ingredients.

Our most commonly tested ingredients include:

  • Coffee beans
  • Tea leaves
  • Turmeric
  • Garlic

See a full listing of our species testing capabilities.