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

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Texture Analysis in action: the Back Extrusion Rig

Back extrusion test using the TA.XTplus Texture AnalyserThe BACK EXTRUSION RIG (A/BE) is comprised of a sample container which is centrally located beneath a disc plunger. 

The disc plunger performs a compression test which extrudes the product up and around the edge of the disc. 

This test measures the consistency of viscous products, such as yoghurt, creams and sauces, processed fruit and vegetables, or moisturising creams, shampoo and hair gel products.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Fruit and Vegetable Texture Measurement and Analysis

Girl biting into an apple The market for fruit and vegetables, especially in many industrial countries, is constantly changing and evolving.

Every year new crops are being offered for sale in markets and this stimulates innovation in handling methods and studies of quality factors. 

Texture is one of the most important quality attributes affecting the acceptability of both fresh and processed foods. Fruit and vegetable quality is a concept based on several criteria which depend on the objective.