Analysis of Oats
Quality Control Solutions for Oats and its Many Uses
Oats are an important cereal grain in food production, providing a wholesome source of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other nutritional properties, along with being a gluten-free alternative for baked goods and food products. No matter your role in oat production or processing, KPM offers a host of analysis solutions to ensure quality at virtually every step of the process.
Moisture and Compositional Analysis
Rolled oats used in food production or to feed livestock receive their grades from the USDA and other entities based on certain measurable quality parameters. Most of these parameters can be measured quickly and easily with the help of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR) technology with minimal sample preparation.
NIR Analysis Solutions from KPM
AgriCheck Whole Grain Analyzer Series
SpectraStar™ XT-3 Benchtop NIR
SpectraStar™ XT-R Benchtop NIR
MCT466-SF Online NIR Sensor for Snack Food
Functional & Rheological Analysis
Oat flour is a popular gluten-free option that is used in a variety of baked goods such as bread, muffins, granola bars, cookies, and others.
Solutions for Analysis of Oat Flour and Dough
Soil Nutrient Analysis
Oat plants grow best in well-drained soils are more tolerant to cooler, wetter growing climates than other cereal grain crops. However, oats do require larger quantities of available plant nutrients. Managing important soil quality parameters is vital for a successful harvest, but not at the cost of unnecessarily spending too much on fertilizer. Soil analysis technologies from KPM can quickly and easily measure soil for important parameters.