Application Note

Texture Analyzer For Beans

Source: AMETEK Brookfield
Texture Analyzer for Beans

Test Principle

Evaluating the hardness of dry cooked beans by bulk compression.

Background

The compression test is a common method used to measure the force required to cause sample failure. The maximum force characterizes the hardness of the sample. The area under the curve for the force applied vs. sample deformation is a measure of the energy required to crush the sample.