Samples were left to cool to 7[degrees]C then tested using a MIRINZ Tenderometer
machine (AgResearch, Hamilton, New Zealand).
The processor determines time of harvest according to a tenderometer
reading, the number of other fields ready for harvest, weather, soil conditions, and the processor's need for quality.
Meat tenderness or toughness is measured by an instrument called tenderometer that measures the peak shear forces, easiness of compression, tensile strength and elasticity, otherwise sensory method can be applied [13, 17].
[19.] Hansen LJ Development of the Armour Tenderometer for tenderness evaluation of beef carcasses.
Similarly, a MIRINZ tenderometer
(AgResearch MIRINZ, Hamilton, New Zealand) was applied to measure the shear force of tissue pieces from juvenile H.
Warner-Bratzler shear force was measured by C-LM3 digital tenderometer
(Dongbei Agricultural University, China).
Dodman have created a digital tenderometer
, designed to replace the ageing analogue systems used previously.
readings are poor, with plenty of Cs and Ds but a shortage of A and AA grades."
Historically, peas from the grower members have been able to match the standards achieved by the market leaders, with the majority of their pea crop achieving the AA grade classification as measured by Tenderometer
. As all the growers live within a 40 mile radius of the plant and transport along fairly traffic-free roads is easy, they are able to ensure their crops are frozen within 150 minutes of being harvested.
In England a few years ago the pea season was almost a religious festival characterized by executives talking mystically about tenderometer
readings, size grading and yields as if the Eucharist had just been passed around.
With peas, it is now being used in 'factory gate' instrumentation to replace the time-consuming determination of alcohol-insoluble solids and the use of the Martin Tenderometer
. Now we have looked at a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, such as apples, tomatoes, potatoes, pears and melons, to see if the NIRS techniques can be used to evaluate the quality of the flesh under the outer skin.
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