Color measurement of butter

Intense golden yellow or rather white, butter can have different shades of color depending on whether the cows whose milk was used to make the butter were fed grass or hay. In addition, colorants such as beta-carotene, curcuma and other additives also play a role in the preparation of butter today. In any case, the consumer knows how he likes “his” butter best and trusts that he will always receive the same product that complies with food standards.

Butter and butter preparations such as clarified butter, ghee or nut butter are, like all spreadable fats, opaque in the solid state and are therefore measured in reflection. A spectrophotometer with reflection mode measures 45°/0° in geometry and thus reproduces the color impression that corresponds to the human eye.

Our solutions for your butter product:

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:

Instrumental color measurement of butter

The task The consistency of butter does not allow it to be simply placed on an aperture for color measurement, as this would contaminate the sensitive measuring device. For this reason, it is often laboriously coated in measuring cuvettes for color measurement, which have to be laboriously cleaned again after the measurement. The solution For color measurement, HunterLab recommends simply placing a block of butter with a pre-cut transparent carrier film on the aperture of the ColorFlex EZ spectrophotometer. The measurement is very simple: Place foil on butter Place the butter with the foil side on the measuring aperture Trigger measurement at the touch of a button Read off values The...

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Further information for you on this topic:

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  • Headquarters, North / South America

    Hunter Associates Laboratory, Inc.

  • 11491 Sunset Hills Road

    Reston, VA 20190-5280

  • +1 571 470 6028

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    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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