Dynalene utilizes a TA Instruments Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) to measure the Solid Fat Content of foods with fat constituents. We can test a wide-array of products ranging from chocolate, butter, margarine, hydrogenated vegetable oil, icing, whipped cream, ice cream and any other fat based products.
What is Solid Fat Content?
Solid Fat Content is the percentage of solids in fat at specified temperatures. Solid Fat Content (SFC) is an important characteristic that can influence appearance, flavor release, melt rate, shelf life and stability of fat based food products. In the chocolate industry it is desirable to manufacture products with the ideal Solid Fat Content that will allow for chocolate to remain solid at room temperature, but still give consumers that “melt in your mouth” experience. Knowing various characteristics of your product from solid fat content allows you to direct your manufacturing processes in a way that achieves the highest quality products.