There is a lot of care and precision that goes into the development of a spice, seasoning, or flavor additive then what appears on the surface. These blends of salt, sugar, herbs, grounded seeds, and roots are not just food ingredients – they represent entire cultures in some instances.
Any excess of one or multiple components in a blend can upset the balance and make for a negative consumer experience.
Near infrared (NIR) technologies from KPMAnalytics are used by spice and seasoning manufacturers or food processors in a variety of applications, including:
- Research and development of new spice blends or flavorings
- Assessing raw incoming ingredients for quality
- Measuring sugar, salt, or other seasoning applied to a processed food ensures proper seasoning levels
With the help of KPM Analytics, the spice and seasoning industry can collect critical data to ensure the batch-to-batch quality of spice blends and create new opportunities to develop innovative and exciting flavors.