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

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

What is Food Texture and How is It Measured?

Texture refers to those qualities of a food that can be felt with the fingers, tongue, palate, or teeth. 

Foods have different textures, such as crisp crackers or potato chips, crunchy celery, hard candy, tender steaks, chewy chocolate chip cookies and sticky toffee, to name but a few.


Texture is also an index of quality. The texture of a food can change as it is stored, for various reasons. If fruits or vegetables lose water during storage, they wilt or lose their turgor pressure, and a crisp apple becomes unacceptable and leathery on the outside.