Resistant Starch Assay Kit (Rapid)

100 assays per kit

Item No.  K-RAPRS

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The Resistant Starch Assay Kit (Rapid) method is suitable for the analysis of resistant starch in pure starch, cereal and legume seeds and food samples.

This method is an update of the method of McCleary et al1 (AOAC Method 2002.02, AACC Method 32-40.01) employing incubation conditions similar to those used in AOAC Method 2017.16 for dietary fiber. The enzyme mixture employed [pancreatic α-amylase (PAA) and amyloglucosidase (AMG)] are those used by Englyst et al.2 except that both enzymes have been purified, standardised and stabilised. Digestion is performed using saturating levels of PAA and AMG with stirring at pH 6 and 37oC for 4 h, to simulate in vivo conditions in the human small intestine. Recent studies on the hydrolysis of “newer” resistant starch materials such as phosphate crosslinked starch (RS4) indicated that these incubation conditions are an essential requirement to obtain meaningful physiologically relevant values for RS.

The incubation conditions parallel those used in AOAC Method 2017.16, a new, rapid integrated procedure for the measurement of total dietary fiber (Megazyme method K-RINTDF). This method is physiologically based and designed to service the definition of DF announced by Codex Alimentarius in 2009.

1. McCleary, B. V., McNally, M. & Rossiter, P. (2002).  Measurement of Resistant Starch by Enzymic Digestion in Starch and Selected Plant Materials - Collaborative Study.  J. AOAC Int., 85, 1103-1111.

2. Englyst, H. N., Kingman, S. M. & Cummings, J. H. (1992).  Classification and measurement of nutritionally important starch fractions.  Eur. J. Clin. Nutr., 46 (Suppl. 2), S33-S50.

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Analyte Starch (Resistant)
Application Examples Plant materials, starch samples and other materials
Approvals An updated modification of: AACC Method 32-40.01, AOAC Method 2002.02 and CODEX Method Type II
Brand Megazyme
Limit of Detection 0.036 g/100 g
Linear Range 4 to 100 mg of D-glucose per assay
Package Dimensions 10.00 IN x 5.00 IN x 2.00 IN
Package Weight 1.15 LB
Platform Spectrophotometer
Reaction Time ~ 5 h
Result Type UV Absorbance
Signal Response Increase
Storage Conditions

Storage Temperature: Short term stability: 2-8°C, Long term stability: See individual component labels

Stability: > 2 years under recommended storage conditions

Wavelength 510 nm