Solid Fruit Color Measurement

With vivid colors, intricate shapes, diverse and appealing flavors, Fruits are nature's sweets. Is it any wonder that humans have been eating fruit in some form since the beginning of time? The world's leading producers of fruit and fruit products understand the importance of color in a consumer's perception of ripeness and flavor. That's why for over 60 years, companies like Smuckers, PepsiCo, Kraft, ConAgra Foods and Chiquita have relied on the experience and knowledge of HunterLab in providing color measurement solutions for their products.

Test Color of Solid Fruits

This is typically fruit in its natural and / or dried form, such as apples, oranges or tomatoes. Fruit measured in this form is typically measured to determine its maturity or ripeness, as this relates closely to taste. For solid fruits, the proper measurement technique is to employ a Directional 45°/0° reflectance instrument. This is the geometry that most closely matches how the human eye 'sees'


Measure Color of Solid Fruits

Many of HunterLab's spectrophotometers are versatile enough to accommodate most applications of color measurement. However, based on 60+ years of experience and a thorough understanding of our customers' needs and product use, these particular instruments are most suited for this industries application.

ColorFlex EZ (Directional 45°/0° Geometry, Reflectance, 400-700 nm)

40% of our customers prefer this instrument because of its compact design and integrated display, so does not require a PC and external software.

Test Color with ColorFlex EZ

D25 NC

Combining its unique automated motion with the ability to measure and average up to 5 readings per second, the D25 NC is unsurpassed in its ability to accurately measure large, irregular shaped samples of any type.

Test Color with D25NC

MiniScan EZ 4500L (45°/0° Geometry, Reflectance, 400-700 nm)

10% of our customers select the hand-held MiniScan EZ because it is rugged, lightweight and ergonomically designed and travels anywhere, from the lab to the production line, indoors or outdoors.

Test Color of MiniScan EZ 4500L

If you are unsure which instrument type is right for your samples, please call or email HunterLab technical support and we will be happy to assist you in making the proper instrument selection.

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CIE Standard Observers and calculation of CIE X, Y, Z color values

CIE Standard Observers and calculation of CIE X, Y, Z color values.

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Measuring Color using Hunter L, a, b vs CIE 1976 L*a*b*

Measuring Color using Hunter L, a, b vs CIE 1976 L*a*b*.

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Averaging in Color Measurement

Averaging in Color Measurement.

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Using Hitch Standardization on a Series of Color Measuring Instruments

Using Hitch Standardization on a Series of Color Measuring Instruments.

AN 1031 Identification of Measurement Parameters

Identification of Measurement Parameters

Identification of Measurement Parameters.

AN 1033 Color versus Appearance

Understanding the difference between measuring color and measuring appearance

Understanding the difference between measuring color and measuring appearance.

Food Industry Brochure

The trusted choice of the world's leading food processing companies

The trusted choice of the world's leading food processing companies.

HunterLab Solution Matrix

Geometry, Measurement Modes, and Indices

Geometry, Measurement Modes, and Indices.

MM 5019 Measuring Flat Opaque Solids with ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for flat, opaque solids using the UltraScan PRO, UltraScan VIS, or ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for flat, opaque solids using the UltraScan PRO, UltraScan VIS, or ColorQuest XE.

MM 5020 Measuring Translucent Semi-Solids with ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for translucent semi-solids using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan VIS, or UltraScan PRO

Measurement method for translucent semi-solids using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan VIS, or UltraScan PRO.

MM 5044 Measuring Flat Opaque Solids with UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for flat, opaque solids using the UltraScan PRO, UltraScan VIS, or ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for flat, opaque solids using the UltraScan PRO, UltraScan VIS, or ColorQuest XE.

MM 5045 Measuring Translucent Semi-Solids with UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for translucent semi-solids using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan VIS, or UltraScan PRO

Measurement method for translucent semi-solids using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan VIS, or UltraScan PRO.

MM 5069 Measuring Flat Opaque Solids with UltraScan PRO

Measurement method for flat, opaque solids using the UltraScan PRO, UltraScan VIS, or ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for flat, opaque solids using the UltraScan PRO, UltraScan VIS, or ColorQuest XE.

MM 5070 Measuring Translucent Semi-Solids with UltraScan PRO

Measurement method for translucent semi-solids using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan VIS, or UltraScan PRO

Measurement method for translucent semi-solids using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan VIS, or UltraScan PRO.