The importance of measuring oil and moisture percentage in dressings and sauces


As technology advances, consumers demand that companies have an infrastructure that allows total control of their production. Ensuring product quality is fundamental for end customers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers to trust the brand.

In the dressing and sauce industry, traditional laboratory procedures take about 6 hours for oil determination and 20 hours for moisture determination. But, the food industry production requires a faster method that provides solutions according to the speed of the manufacturing process. Therefore, Spinlock developed a novel methodology to help with this challenge.

The analytical technique, based on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, allows the simultaneous determination of oil and moisture content in dressings and sauces. This technique eliminates sample preparation, drying, or the use of solvents. It is fast, ecological, and non-destructive. Also, it is worth noting that no technical knowledge is required to operate the SLK-200-NMR equipment, and training is completed in minutes.

This method allows companies to have full control of their production lines, obtain accurate results, and avoid delays and the use of chemicals for the process. Spinlock NMR is cleaner, safer, and faster than chemical quality assurance methods and control processes in the Industry. For this reason today many companies are choosing it over solvent extraction techniques or TGAs.


  • Results in less than <5 minutes.
  • Does not destroy the sample.
  • User-friendly software.
  • Worldwide technical support
For more information about this equipment or the application in mayonnaise and dressings contact us:
+ 1 (786) 618-3630 / +54 (0) 351 570-444
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