Mango Color Measurement

Color is a useful indicator in the mango industry that is often used to determine the varietal, the degree of ripeness, and process conditions during storage and handling. Color is also the first thing consumers notice and use in assessing mango freshness and quality.

Mango Color Assessment

While the color of mango can be assessed visually, it is subjective and can be affected by a number of factors, including lighting, sample size, etc. The best way to measure mango color is through color measurement instruments. These instruments can provide accurate and objective measurement and data that can be used to optimize production processes, ensure product quality, and improve consumer satisfaction.

a*b* chromaticity diagram

Instrumental Color Measurement of Mango

Color measurement instruments works by shining light on a sample and then measuring the light that is reflected back or absorbed. The tristimulus values X, Y,and Z are then calculated, which can be further converted into various color spaces like CIE L*a*b* and CIE L*C*h.

The L* coordinate is the lightness of the color, while the a* and b* coordinates are the chromaticity coordinates. The C* coordinate is the chroma of the color, and the h coordinate is the hue angle of the color.

All of this data may be useful in a variety of mango applications. For example, researchers can utilize it to learn more about the development of color in mangos, which will assist them with improving pre and post-harvest processes. Growers can use it to monitor the maturity and ripeness of their mangos. Manufacturers can use it to check the mango color at receiving or that the mango products they produce meet the quality standards and consumer expectations.

Konica Minolta Sensing, a leading color management solutions provider to the food industry, offers a wide range of objective and reliable color measurement solutions that can help evaluate and manage the color of mango throughout all stages of the production with ease.

Chroma Meter CR-400 Series

Spectrophotometer CM-5 reflectance and transmittance color measurement

The Konica Minolta Chroma Meter CR-400 and CR-410 are portable color measurement instruments that can measure the color of mangoes quickly and precisely, whether on-site or in a laboratory. Besides the CIE L*a*b* and L*C*h color spaces, the CR-400 and CR-410 also include a user index function that allows users to customize their color evaluation formula to meet their specific requirements. Color difference tolerance may be readily configured through the CR-400 and CR-410 for quick Pass/Fail evaluation. Check out this video to find out more about the CR-400 and CR-410.

Spectrophotometer CM-5

The Konica Minolta Spectrophotometer CM-5, capable of both reflectance and transmittance color measurement, is a versatile color measurement instrument that can perform accurate color measurement of a wide variety of mango samples, from solid and pulp to liquid, with ease. The CM-5 also comes with various color spaces and industry-specific indices, as well as a user index function to create customized color evaluation formula. Watch this video to learn more about the high performance and application versatility of CM-5.

Need help measuring the color of your mango or finding the right color measurement solutions? Contact our color specialist for a free consultation and recommendation now.