The Food Files

Developing a Low-Cost Texture Measurement Device for Food

January 21, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, Tim Bowser, FAPC food process engineer, discusses developing a low-cost texture measure device for food. Texture is an important physical property of food that may be used to measure and predict quality aspects of a product including hardness, brittleness, tensile strength modulus of elasticity and shelf-life. This low-cost texture meter, which uses inexpensive components, was build and tested for measuring hardness of food products.