Professorship for Analysis & Technology of Plant-Based Foods - Focus on Beverages

Professorship for Analysis & Technology of Plant-based Foods – Focus on Beverages


Our research activities are concentrated on the physico-chemical characterization of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages and the assessment of beverage-technological processes, such as thermal and nonthermal preservation, enzyme technology and stabilization techniques for clear and naturally cloudy products and those containing pulp.  In processing studies we investigate changes in the relevant substance groups of raw plant materials, particularly fruit and vegetables, from harvest through to the end product (“from farm to fork”).  Here we are also interested in developing strategies for avoiding contamination (e.g. chemical elements, microbial substances) and in understanding storage-related changes.  A key area is the development of analytical methods for proving authenticity.

Ralf Schweiggert
Prof. Dr. Ralf Schweiggert
Building 6120
Room 00.60
Phone über +49 6722 502 312
Ralf.Schweiggert(at) Details
[Translate to English:] Analytik


[Translate to English:] Getränkeforschung
[Translate to English:] Getränkeforschung
[Translate to English:] Calciumtartrat aus Traubensaft in Polarisation
Calcium tartrate from grape juice in polarisation
[Translate to English:] Getränkeforschung
[Translate to English:] Trubphänomen in naturtrübem Apfelsaft
Cloudiness phenomena in naturally cloudy apple juice