Accession Number : ADD004581

Title :   Apparatus for Determining the Textural Qualities of Food.

Descriptive Note : Patent,


Personal Author(s) : Segars,Ronald A

Report Date : 15 Feb 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The patent concsists of a punch and die test cell device for use in combination with a compression force measuring instrument in the testing of food products to determine their textural qualities, such as toughness or tenderness and also, a method of evaluating the textural qualities of a food product by determining the value of at least one of three parameters which characterize the food. These parameters are determined by punching a cylindrically-shaped plug from a slice of the food and obtaining certain force and deformation measurements during the punching. Thereafter, calculations are made of the value of said at least one parameter and this value is compared with a standard value found to be characteristics of desirable samples of the food product.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Food, *Texture, *Measurement, *Dies, *Punching machines, Compression, Loads(Forces), Deformation, Instrumentation

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE