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What is Mecmesin | Texture Analysis?

 

Mecmesin | Texture Analysis is the rebrand of our Food Technology Corporation (FTC) business under our parent Mecmesin brand.

Through our 15 plus year association with FTC, Mecmesin has built up extensive experience in practical food texture measurement.

This rebrand is part of our strategy to emphasise the strength of our capabilities and to grow our food texture analysis business.

Our expertise combined with our cost effective solutions for field, factory and laboratory test environments makes us the ideal partner for your texture measurement needs.

Carrots (Baby) Core Toughness

  • Scientifically-measured data correlated to known sensory results
  • Repeatable test method process developed to benefit from an automatic texture analyzer
  • Precision compression-shear fixture for bulk sample firmness and toughness indication
  • Quantified hardness and chewiness texture for quality acceptance validation

Application

Two frozen samples of carrots with different degrees of toughness were analyzed using the standard shear compression cell (model CS-1) and the texture measurement model T-2000 with a load cell FTA-1000 pounds . The system was set to a speed of 8 inches per minute on a test run of 3.5 inches.

Sample preparation

The frozen samples were thawed in room temperature water. The product was run in two sample sizes:

  1. Five small miniature carrots placed perpendicular to the grids to form a layer of carrots at the bottom of the cell.
  2. Ten small carrots placed perpendicular to the grids form two layers of carrots at the bottom of the cell.

Solution

Very significant differences were detected between the two samples in the size of the two samples.

This type of test will allow the processor to measure the texture of the product and classify the carrots according to different types of process, such as cooked or fresh food.

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