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How to Measure Color of Canned Soup

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The color of food has a significant influence on the identification of flavor and consumer preference. Achieving accurate and consistent color is important but challenging, especially for food such as canned soup, which require precise proportion of ingredients to produce the right color. Measuring the color of canned soup throughout its manufacturing process can help ensure the right color is achieved consistently.

Color measurement done visually is highly subjected as color is perceived differently by different observer. Color measuring instrument express color numerically which allows user to quantify color objectively.

The color of ingredients influences the overall color of soup, therefore, verifying their color help minimize wide variance and improve production yield. Ingredients comes in various forms like opaque, translucent or transparent. To ensure color data acquired are accurate, the use of either transmittance or reflectance measurement mode is selected in accordance with the ingredients opaqueness or transparency.

The Konica Minolta Spectrophotometer CM-5, capable of performing both reflectance and transmittance measurement, offer user the convenience of measuring a wide variety of ingredients. Wide range of accessories such as petri dish, cuvette, tube cell and target mask are available to help simplify the measurement process.

Click here to watch a video of the CM-5.

To learn more about color measurement of canned soup or food color evaluation, write or contact us at 6563 5533 for a free consultation with our application specialists.

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