Testing Chilli Foods

Ready meals or processed foods can also be tested with the ChilliPot. These are first prepared as per cooking instructions on label. The aim is to test the sample as it would be consumed by the customer. By cooking the sample and then testing a representative portion, the Chillipot result represents the pungency experienced by the consumer.

1. Pipette 1ml of the sample and transfer to a tube.

2. Add 4ml of the Chillipot buffer to the tube. 

3. Shake the tube vigorously for a several minutes and then allow the sample to rest for 5 minutes.

4. Activate the Chillipot app. Select the matrix and dilution used. When requested, insert an electrode into the Chillipot.

5. Transfer 50µl of sample on to the electrode. Ensure all the electrode test area is covered with sample. Use the pipette tip to spread the sample if necessary. 

6. Initiate the analysis by running the app.