A team of MIT students and MIT D-Lab researchers are working now with a team in Tanzania located in East Africa to help bring in more industry for their community. Tanzania is abundant in avocados most of which go to waste every year due to lack of proper facilities. MIT researchers developed a low cost method of pressing and retrieving the oil out of these avocados. Avocado oil has a much great shelf life and allows for distribution and sale of their product in order to generate income for the community.
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Voca is a team of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) students and MIT D-Lab researchers who have been working in partnership with local innovators, entrepreneurs, and farmers in and around Arusha, Tanzania to develop a locally feasible, low-cost method of avocado oil production. More info available https://www.cdrfoodlab.com/news-topics/cdrfoodlab-mit-research-avocado-oil-production/
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Check out our Lab Director, Joby Ulahanan’s, presentation given at Texas A & M just last week. Joby is currently one of leading experts in the field of frying/cooking oil, frying/cooking oil filtration, refining, and testing. His presentation goes into great detail regarding the composition of cooking oil and the reactions that occur when frying and how to effectively perform analysis to measure these reactions. For more information take a look at his presentation – Analytical methods used for frying oil
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Quartz Analytics is engaged primarily in supplying accurate and easy-to-use lab equipment that improves quality control for both the food and beverage industries. Through our partnership with cdR Mediared, which evolved from us being customer to distributor of their state of the art quality control lab analysis systems and supplies in North America. Their technology, created and developed in Italy, couples spectrophotometrics with a series of pre-filled and ready to use reagent kits developed by the research laboratories of cdR. The systems are easy to use, do not require calibration, technical support and maintenance, and provide compliant reference methods. The systems are practical, reliable and allow one to perform accurate chemical tests on different kinds of foods and beverages in a very rapid way.
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