Measuring the Moisture in Food Samples

Measuring the Moisture in Food Samples

Food processing is a very complicated task. There are many things to consider like, natural colour of the food, its texture, taste and most importantly moisture content. Presence of excessive water content may lead to early expiry whereas dry food items result in unwanted texture. It is always to be kept in mind that unnecessary moisture content may support the growth of the microbial growth. Thus, having the right moisture content is very important. There are many devices used for precise analysis, but Moisture Analyser is the preferred one as it is compact in size and pocket friendly. 


How to check moisture in food content?
There are two ways to perform this analysis,
 
1. Usage of Moisture Analyser – In this instrument, the sample is kept in the in-built bowl. The microprocessor-based system weighs the sample and activates the halogen lamp for heating. The moisture starts to vanish due to halogen heating and weight of the sample starts to decrease. Once the weight stops to reduce further, the microprocessor takes the final weight measurement. The difference in weight of the sample before and after the test is the moisture content. The microprocessor calculates and displays the test result in percentage. With this approach, it would be helpful for the manufacturer to make products that are globally acceptable. For every manufacturer, it is very important to keep a check on the relative standards so as to explore the international prospects. Because it is always good to strategize your workflow considering the changes and adaptation to future. 
 
2. Usage of Muffle Furnace – It also works on the similar principle. It requires more manual interference and used for products that have high moisture content and burning temperature. However, measuring moisture in this is more difficult as it works on the very high-temperature range. It gives less accurate test results. Thus, this process is more used for ash content determination in food samples. 
 
From where to get a moisture measuring instrument?
 
Presto offers a smart and reliable Moisture Analyser which acts as single station instruments for measuring the water content in the food substances. It is a microprocessor-based device and delivers results very fast. If you are looking for long lasting testing solutions for your QC lab, you are at the right place. Just drop an inquiry and our experts will get back to you very soon.