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- Palmer, John W., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Journal of the science of food and agriculture 2010 v.90 no.15 pp. 2586-2594
- food analysis; fruit composition; apples; dry matter content; hardness; fruit quality; consumer acceptance; cultivars; Malus domestica; food choices; sensory evaluation; sensory properties
- ... BACKGROUND: In the fresh apple market fruit must be crisp and juicy to attract buyers to purchase again. However, recent studies have shown that consumer acceptability could be further enhanced by improving taste. This study evaluates the use of fruit dry matter concentration (DMC) as a new fruit quality metric for apple. RESULTS: Fruit samples collected at harvest, in the two main fruit growing r ...