Texture analysis

Texture analysis

When you see or smell a certain product you expect a matching texture. Food texture is crucial for the consumer acceptance of food products and is important in quality perception of foods by the consumers. It has a large influence on food intake and nutrition. Stability, appearance, sensory quality are all influenced by texture. Perceived texture is closely related to the structure and composition of the food, and both microscopic and macroscopic levels of structure can influence texture.

NIZO supports you in design of optimised food textures as well as in measuring relevant texture properties.

Click  here for an overview of equipment used for determining texture properties