Two frozen samples of carrots with different degrees of core toughness were analyzed, using the Standard-Shear Compression Cell (Model CS-1) and Model T-2000 Texture Measurement Systems with an FTA-1000 pound Load Cell. The system was set to a crosshead speed of 8 inches per minute over a 3.5 inch testing stroke..
The frozen samples were defrosted in ambient temperature water. The product was run in two sample sizes:
Highly significant differences were detected between the two samples at both sample size. This type of test will allow the processor to measure product texture a allow grading of the carrots to suit different process types such as cooked or fresh supply.