Quality Control Solutions for Rice and its Many Uses
Rice is an essential grain in the diets of humans and animals around the world. As a result, strict quality control processes that begin in the rice paddies and continue through milling, storage, and onto the consumer, are vital to meet global demands. All rice varieties and its byproducts have measurable quality parameters that can be controlled with the help of technologies from KPM.
Moisture and Compositional Analysis
Rice 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.
Functional and Rheological Analysis
Rice is a popular gluten-free option that is used in a variety of baked goods such as bread, muffins, granola bars, cookies, and others. Rice is also commonly processed into other food products, including noodles, spring roll wrappers, and others, which also originate from a rice milling process.
Soil Nutrient Analysis
As a partially aquatic plant, rice grows best in high-moisture soils where consistent irrigation is available. Along with adequate moisture, several other soil parameters are also necessary for an ideal harvest – all of which can be analyzed efficiently with the help of soil analysis solutions from KPM.