Color measurement of baby porridge, puree and puree from fruit and vegetables

Manufacturers of vegetable purée, fruit purée and puree meet very high standards. Whether as a complete meal (baby porridge), snack or dessert, the raw materials are strictly controlled, often come from organic or even biodynamic farming and are specially tailored to the nutritional needs of the baby, child or adult.

Nevertheless, the purchase decision does not depend solely on the list of ingredients. The color of the baby food also plays a major role – often unconsciously. Depending on the nutritional requirements of the parents, they react to a paler, natural color or to a more intense color that reflects the raw material, e.g. banana, pumpkin or broccoli in a clear yellow, orange or green. It is also important that a particular product on the shelf always has the same color, as the buyer associates a different – usually poorer – quality of the product with a color variance and consequently refrains from buying it.

Our solutions for porridges, purees and mash:


Color measurement “as the eye sees”

  • 0°/45° geometry

    This geometry according to DIN corresponds very precisely to the color impression that the human eye has of the sample.
  • Integrated camera

    The integrated camera helps to place the sample precisely and to save a photo with the measurement data.
  • Integrated QC software

    The EasyMatch QC Essentials quality control software is integrated into the device and provides all the required color indices and metrics.
  • Full spectrum + UV

    With an illumination range of 360-700 nm, the Agera is also suitable for measuring optically brightened samples.
  • Smart user interface

    Your measurement results can be easily transferred to existing LIMS or SPC systems.

  • Uncomplicated & precise

    Simple "one touch" measurement reduces training time, optimizes the workflow and increases your productivity.

ColorFlex EZ

Compact spectrophotometric station

  • Many measuring openings

    Various measuring openings (10 mm, 13 mm, 19 mm, 25.4 mm, 31.8 mm) for many types of samples.
  • Compact dimensions

    With a weight of 4.5 kg and dimensions of 16.0 cm (height), 13.0 cm (width) and 36.0 cm (depth), the CFEZ is the ideal partner in the laboratory and production.
  • Integrated QC software

    Display of absolute and differential data, color location visualization, spectral curves, spectral data and PASS/FAIL with individual tolerances.
ColorFlex EZ
  • 45°/0° geometry

    The CFEZ measures color as the human eye sees it. Every day. Reliable and precise.
  • In many versions

    The ColorFlex EZ is available in Tomato, Citrus and Coffee versions.
  • Uncomplicated & precise

    Simple measurement at the touch of a button with measurement results within a few seconds. Reduces training time, optimizes the workflow and increases your productivity.

Application example:

Agera “Instrumental color measurement of baby food”

The Agera from HunterLab with its 0°/45° measuring geometry is ideal for determining color as the human eye perceives it. As a stand-alone device, it requires little space and can be easily set up and operated in any laboratory. The color measurement of baby food is therefore uncomplicated and precise. For liquid or viscous samples, HunterLab recommends measuring in a 64 mm glass cuvette with a suitable cuvette aperture. Especially for translucent samples, the ring and disc set is available as an accessory to ensure a fixed layer thickness and a consistent background. The orifice plate with a recess for the round cuvette can be placed on the orifice opening above the sensor so that the...

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Further information for you on this topic:

HunterLab worldwide:

  • Headquarters, North / South America

    Hunter Associates Laboratory, Inc.

  • 11491 Sunset Hills Road

    Reston, VA 20190-5280

  • 703-471-6870

  • 703-471-4237

  • Asia-Pacific

    HunterLab Asia Limited
  • Leo Cheung, Regional Manager Flat E, 13/F Leahander Center

    28 Wang Wo Tsai Street, Tsuen Wan New Territories, Hong Kong

  • +852 2406 1723

  • Europe / Middle East / Africa

    HunterLab Europe GmbH

  • Dr.-August-Einsele-Ring 15

    82418 Murnau

  • +49 8841 9464

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