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

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Fruit Texture: How to measure toughness and stickiness of dried fruit

Fresh fruits are in many ways ideal snacks, but suffer from difficulties in distribution and lack of universal seasonal availability.

Convenience, therefore, dictates that frequently some preparation and preservation needs to be carried out to ensure their availability throughout the year, ensure consistency of quality and even enhancement of particular attributes. 

Whilst dried fruits retain a great deal of their nutritive value they often come under criticism for texture as drying can cause considerable loss of textural integrity.