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Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
11 Commerce Blvd.
Middleboro, MA, 02346
Press release date: November 17, 2011
Application Notes Show Methods to Predict Food Behavior
Brookfield Engineering Laboratories announces the availability of an extensive library of texture analysis application notes relating to the food industry. In simple terms, texture analysis is the measurement of food mechanical properties as they relate to sensory properties detected by humans, such as the way food feels in the mouth of the experience of chewing.
The application notes discuss easy test methods to capture the sensory properties of food materials with the use of Brookfield's large selection of texture fixtures. This collection of application notes is an excellent resource for texture analyzer operators, QC technicians, and lab supervisors who are looking for ways of improving quality control of food product and predicting their behaviors at the consumer level.
Some examples in the collection of application notes include:
Soft Cheese - quantifying curd characteristics can predict behavior such as hardness, smoothness and crumbliness
Peas - a simple compression test can determine how firm or "mushy" this vegetable will be when served
Margarine - determine how easy margarine will spread on bread or toast with a penetration an easy sample test
For more information on the library of application notes or texture analysis related products, visit www.brookfieldengineering.com or call 800.628.8139 or 508