University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Division of Agriculture


Sensory texture characteristics of cooked rice were predicted using an extrusion test and a novel multivariate analysis method. Eleven sensory texture characteristics were evaluated via a trained descriptive panel and predicted for force/deformation spectra with partial least squares regression. Only four sensory attributes—adhesion to lips (Rcal = 0.83), cohesion of bolus (Rcal = 0.78), cohesiveness (Rcal = 0.69), and hardness (Rcal = 0.72)—were successfully predicted from instrumental measurements.