The incorrect term "instrumental color"
Atualizado: Jun 26
Have you heard the term instrumental color measurement? It is used when you measure the color of foods by means of an instrument such as a colorimeter or a spectrophotometer.
And what about the term "instrumental color"? Even though it is widespread, it is an incorrect term. A color can be dark, clear, reddish, greenish, but not instrumental! In fact, I contacted Hunterlab regarding this issue and they confirmed that the term should not be used. Many researchers use the term, especially in Brazil, where I live. Colleagues, please stop using it!