How to Measure Color of Ice Cream
Ice cream, made from milk and cream, is a popular dessert enjoyed by many people around the world. Ice cream comes in a wide variety of flavors and combinations using ingredients such as fruits, cocoa and colorants. Color influences consumer’s preference and perception of food, therefore, it is important to measure and monitor the color of ice cream.
Adopting color management throughout the ice cream production process helps manufacturers improve consistency and optimize quality. The color of Ingredients influences the overall color of ice cream, therefore, verifying whether their L*a*b* values are within the desired range helps minimize color variance. As Ice-cream constantly changes their physical properties when melting, it is recommended to measure the color of ice cream in liquid state to obtain accurate and consistent evaluation.
Konica Minolta Spectrophotometer CM-5 can perform both reflectance and transmittance measurement, capable of measuring a wide variety of samples, whether solid form ingredients or liquid form ice cream mixture. Wide range of accessories like petri dish and cell are available to assist manufacturers in obtaining repeatable measurements.
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