Quality Control Solutions for Soybeans and its Many Uses
Soybeans are a versatile and vital commodity that offer many applications in food and feed production while being a great source of protein for humans and animals. From collecting insights on soil properties, obtaining objective data on important compositional constituents for soybean processing, to measuring quality of soybean flours for use in baked products, KPM provides end-to-end analysis solutions covering the full soybean production process.
Moisture and Compositional Analysis
Protein, along with other parameters, are a payment criterion for ingredients suppliers who supply soybeans to producers who process soybeans into meals used in animal feeds and foods, as well as other byproducts. Accurate measurement of these critical constituents can help producers ensure they aren't paying too much for a lower-quality delivery. NIR technologies offer producers and quality labs a fast and efficient solution to collect values on important compositional parameters.
Functional and Rheological Analysis
Soybean flour is a popular gluten-free option that is used in a variety of baked goods such as bread, muffins, cookies, and others. Because it has a higher fat content than other whole grains, understanding how soybean flour will behave in your process is essential to producing a consistent, high-quality product.
Soil Nutrient Analysis
Like most garden beans and legumes, soybeans grow best in nutrient-rich soils in areas with a lot of sunlight and warmth, but also plenty of moisture. Several other soil parameters are also necessary for an ideal harvest, which are applied via fertilizer if not readily available in the soil. With rising fertilizer prices, the need for soil analysis technologies provides a simple and accurate way to help growers from unnecessarily spending too much on fertilizer.