Sensory Science has a number of analytical tools at its disposal,one of which is descriptive analysis. This is an objective method wherethe assessments are strictly controlled. Unlike consumer tests, theappearance, odour, flavour, texture and mouthfeel can be accuratelydescribed and measured. Once the panel has agreed and defined the terms,the members then profile the various products, giving each attribute aquantitative score. The methods used to present the data, once they haveundergone statistical analysis, can vary from simple star diagrams, tocomplex generalized Procrustes plots.
Nutrition & Food Science – Emerald Publishing
Published: Apr 1, 1992