Color measurement of proteins and plant-based meat and fish substitutes

Plant-based proteins and meat/fish alternatives are one of the fastest growing industries in the US and worldwide. Protein components are obtained from plant sources such as pulses (chickpeas, lentils, beans, split peas), tofu, soy, tempeh, seitan, nuts, seeds, certain grains or peas and processed into alternative products.

Plant proteins and the food products developed from them undergo stringent quality controls that determine their value and success in the retail market. HunterLab spectrophotometers measure color as the eye sees it and provide the basis for a consistent visual appearance. This guarantees trust among end consumers and customers.

Our solutions for your products:

Aeros

Laboratory device for measuring color and degree of browning

  • Non-contact measurement

    The sensor detects the sample without contact, without having to measure through plastic or glass.
  • Large surface area

    The rotating sample plate captures over 170 cm2 of the sample in 35 measurements in 7 seconds.
  • Integrated QC software

    The EasyMatch QC Essentials quality control software is integrated into the device and provides all the required color indices and metrics.
Aeros
  • Intelligent height adjustment

    The distance sensor automatically compensates for height differences in irregular 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:

Color measurement of meat substitute products and their raw materials

Plant-based meat products, their ingredients and raw materials are subject to strict quality controls, as they are an important source of food for mankind. The manufacturers of these alternative proteins also face the visual challenge of making their products look attractive to the human palate and imitating the taste and texture of real meat. HunterLab offers the ideal color measurement solutions to ensure that the finished product is visually appealing to the consumer and consistently flawless for the food manufacturer. HunterLab colorimeters can measure the color of any protein-based product or raw material, including: Raw materials Pulses, grains, seeds, nuts, soy protein isolates,...

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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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