FAQ: “We have another question. Our current Standard for Fresh Spaghetti Sauce is to Run on the TK setting. It appears as if the Product is Rather orange compared to our Crushed tomato product which is run on the TS setting resulting in a lower color. What do you believe is the proper setting for […]
Lycopene is the ‘redness” found in tomato products. In fresh red tomatoes, Lycopene occurs as the major pigment (Lycopersicon esculentum, 85 – 90%). Other pigments present are beta-carotene (10- 15%) and small quantities of about 10 other varieties of carotenoids. The outer skin of the tomato contains the highest concentration of lycopene.
HunterLab manufactures bench top instruments with two different geometry types: directional 45/0 (or 0/45) and diffuse sphere instruments, as discussed in a previous blog note. A 45/0 directional instrument illuminates the sample at a 45˚ angle from the sample surface and the detector is located 0˚ in line perpendicular to the sample surface. The […]
Here is how to think of IQ OQ PQ being applied in general for all HunterLab instruments.
There are two Tomato Tiles in general use – the European BCR-400 Tomato Tile and the American USDA/UCDavis Tomato Tile. Both are “tomato red” in color but visually different.
All HunterLab instruments have fuses built into the main circuitry to protect the instrument against unusual and unexpected changes in voltage that could damage the electrical components.
FAQ: “We need to take our LabScan XE instrument to Germany for some plant trial testing. Our machine is a US spectrophotometer 110v unit and, obviously, the power supply in Germany is 220v. The label on the back of the instrument says ‘110v-220v’, which sounds a little ambiguous to me. Do we need a voltage […]