Food Texture and Viscosity

Food Texture and Viscosity

Concept and Measurement

2nd Edition - March 14, 2002

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  • Author: Malcolm Bourne
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080491332
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780121190620

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Drawing together literature from a variety of fields, Food Texture and Viscosity, Second Edition, includes a brief history of this area and its basic principles. It reviews how texture and viscosity are measured, including the physical interactions between the human body and food, objective methods of texture measurements, the latest advances in texture-measuring instruments, various types of liquid flow, and more. This revised edition contains approximately 30% new material, including two new chapters on physics and texture and the correlation between physical measurements and sensory assessments. It now includes two-color illustrations and includes a current list of equipment suppliers.

Key Features

  • Completely revised with approximately 30% new material
  • Includes two new chapters on physics and texture and the correlation between physical measurements and sensory assessments
  • Provides a list of suppliers of texture-measuring equipment
  • Features two-color illustrations and text throughout
  • Written by an award-winning author


Food scientists, researchers, sensory specialists, food processors, and industrial food laboratory workers; also advanced undergraduate and graduate students and faculty

Table of Contents

  • 1. Texture, Viscosity and Food
    2. Texture-Body Interactions
    3. Physics and Texture
    4. Principles of Objective Texture Measurement
    5. Practise of Objective Texture Measurement
    6. Viscosity Measurement
    7. Sensory Methods of Texture and Viscosity Measurement
    8. Correlation Between Physical Measurements and Sensory Assessments of Texture and Viscosity
    9. Selection of a Suitable Test Procedure

    I - Suppliers of Texture and Viscosity Measuring Instruments
    II - Effect of Temperature on Texture Measurements
    III - Conditions of Testing Foods using the TA.XT2 Texture Analyser

Product details

  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2002
  • Published: March 14, 2002
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080491332
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780121190620

About the Author

Malcolm Bourne

Malcolm Bourne is a nominee for President of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and has earned recognition for his work in industry and academia. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Texture Studies, and is seen by many as one of the world's leading experts in this field.

Affiliations and Expertise

Cornell University, Food Science and Technology, Geneva, New York, U.S.A.

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