Food Colour and Appearance

Editors: Hutchings, John B. (Ed.)

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Much of man's behaviour is controlled by appearance, but the appearance of his food is of paramount importance to his health and well-being. In day-to-day survival and marketing situations, we can tell whether or not most foods are fit to eat from their optical properties. Although vision and colour perception are the means by which we appreciate our surroundings, visual acceptance depends on more than just colour. It depends on total appearance. In the recent past the food technologist has been under pressure to increase his/her understanding of first, the behaviour of raw materials under processing, and second, the behaviour and motivation of his/her customers in a growing, more discriminating, and worldwide market. The chapters which follow describe the philosophy of total ap­ pearance, the factors comprising it, and its application to the food industry. Included are: considerations of the evolutionary, historical, and cultural aspects of food appearance; the physics and food chemistry of colour and appearance; the principles of sensory ap­ pearance assessment and appearance profile analysis, as well as instrumental measurement; the interaction of product appearance, control, and acceptance in the varied environments of the laboratory, production line, supermarket, home and restaurant. A broad examination has been made in an attempt to get into perspective the importance of appearance to all sectors of the industry.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Food Colour and Appearance in Perspective

    Hutchings, John B.

    Pages 1-29

  • The Philosophy of Total Appearance

    Hutchings, John B.

    Pages 30-60

  • Light and its Interaction with Food Materials

    Hutchings, John B.

    Pages 61-84

  • Vision

    Hutchings, John B.

    Pages 85-103

  • Sensory Assessment of Appearance—Methodology

    Hutchings, John B.

    Pages 104-141

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food Colour and Appearance
Editors
  • John B. Hutchings
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-2123-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-2123-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-5885-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 513
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