How to measure and analyse the texture of food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and adhesives.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Noodle quality testing: a range of texture analysis methods for a wide variety of noodle types – Part 5

TEXTURAL QUALITY OF COOKED NOODLES [3]

Spaghetti/Noodle Tensile Rig
Tensile testing of Cooked Noodles

Suitable for: Only straight cooked noodles that are not thin and fragile to handle as single strands
 

Another test on cooked noodles uses a Spaghetti/Noodle Tensile Rig (right) which performs tension tests on samples to assess elasticity and breaking strength in tension see the example graph and table  which compare tensile properties of three noodle types (cooked to manufacturers' recommended times). These properties give another indication as to how a sample holds together upon cooking or when transported, for instance, within a ready meal.