A1 Journal article – refereed
Measuring the green color of vegetables from digital images using image analysis




List of Authors: Manninen H, Paakki M, Hopia A, Franzen R
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publication year: 2015
Journal: Food Science and Technology
Journal name in source: LWT-FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Journal acronym: LWT-FOOD SCI TECHNOL
Volume number: 63
Issue number: 2
Number of pages: 7
ISSN: 0023-6438
eISSN: 1096-1127

Abstract


When analyzing the color of foods, a measurement device consisting of a digital camera and image analysis software is an attractive alternative to traditional instruments such as spectrophotometers, colorimeters and sensory evaluations. The device enables the measuring of the surface of a sample pixel-by-pixel and offers versatile possibilities for new imaging-based analysis strategies for food research. Our objective was to evaluate if this apparatus could detect differences in colors existing in green vegetables. We showed that the device separated batches of green vegetables and detected color differences that existed in vegetables with different degrees of green color. We demonstrated that this device could measure the color change of green vegetables during heat treatments. We conclude that this experimental setup has the potential to evaluate the healthiness of a diet by analyzing the proportion and quality of green vegetables for use in a serving at a buffet table or dinner plate. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.



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