Oral texture perception of semisolid foods in relation to physicochemical properties

M.E.J. Terpstra

Research output: Thesisexternal PhD, WU

Abstract

When we eat a food product, we perceive its sensory properties and subconsciously decide whether we like the food. Next to properties of flavor and taste, we perceive textural properties. How thick, rough and creamy the food is perceived depends on the structure and properties of the food product in the mouth. This thesis explores which properties of semisolid foods (mayonnaise, Dutch custard) are important for the perception of creaminess and other textural properties as well as how we can instrumentally measure these properties.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • van der Linden, Erik, Promotor
  • Janssen, Anke, Co-promotor
Award date20 Jun 2008
Place of PublicationS.l.
Print ISBNs9789085049548
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • sensory evaluation
  • texture
  • perception
  • foods
  • physicochemical properties
  • custard
  • rheological properties

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