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Testing Food for Nutrients


Innovating Science™

This experiment will help students understand the importance of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids in living organisms. They will learn to identify a positive test result for proteins using biuret reagent and examine the reaction between Benedict’s reagent and a simple sugar.Using iodine/potassium iodide they will test for the presence of starch and test for the presence of lipids using a fat-soluble dye.

Kit Includes:

  • 1 Bottle Iodine/potassium iodine solution, 25ml
  • 1 Bottle Biuret reagent, 25ml
  • 1 bottle Benedict's solution, 25ml
  • 1 Bottle 1.0% Sudan III stain, 25ml
  • 1 Bottle Vegetable oil, 25ml
  • 10g Soluble starch
  • 10g Albumin
  • 10g Glucose


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