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Food & Ingredients

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The QTA System analyzes a wide variety of food and food ingredients. Whether analyzing specific components of the food, e.g. fat, oil, sugar; or predicting functional properties, the QTA System provides fast, accurate analyses, with results in less than 2 minutes. 

The versatility of the QTA System’s sample presentation system enables the analysis of all types of food materials, whether they are solids, liquids, pastes, suspensions, etc., all using the same QTA instrument. 

Fats & Oils

Iodine Value Insolubles Free Glycerin
Free Fatty Acid Polyunsaturates Saponification
Phosphorus Color Ester Value
Moisture Mono-Glycerides Trans Fat

Flours & Flour Mixes

  • Wheat flour: Fat, protein, ash, amylose, vitamins (niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, retinol, ascorbic, etc.) 
  • Soy flour: oil, protein, moisture 
  • Bakery blends: flour content, sugars, whey, oil, glyceride profile, preservative content, vitamins


  • Almonds: water, protein, lipids, carbohydrates, sucrose, niacin, alpha tocopherol, stigmasterol, campesterol, triglycerides
  • Beer: Ethanol content 
  • Coffee bean: moisture, color. 
  • Corn syrup: fructose, dextrose, dextrose equivalent, solids, DP2 - 4, color, conductivity, pH 
  • Chips: fat, moisture, salt, 
  • Cheese: fat content and solids
  • Eggs: fat content and solids
  • Molasses: fermentable sugars 
  • Oat bran: moisture, fiber, beta-glucan 
  • Sauces (ketchup, hot sauce, mustard, etc.) & jellies: sugar, viscosity, brix, acidity, moisture, solids content 
  • Sweeteners: Ni level, lactitol purity, xylitol purity
  • Yeast: solids, moisture, protein, phosphate, trehalose, vitamins


  • Various pork products: Fat, moisture, protein 
  • Chicken: moisture, protein, fat, saturated fat, unsaturated fat, trans fat