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

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Fruit Texture: a world of food development possibilities with fruit / fruit firmness/ripeness

TA.XTExpress texture analyserOnly relatively recently have modern techniques in texture analysis been implemented in the fruit sector.

The embracement of more advanced testing methods and technologies has been led by increased fruit consumption in the consumer sphere, in turn boosted by increased health awareness and a global trend towards healthier living. Historically considered a ‘low value-added’ commodity, agricultural produce such as fruit has failed to attract the same level of investment and sophistication of analysis into the correlations between structural characteristics and consumer acceptability as processed foods have.