Shimadzu Review Vol.77[3・4](2020)
Food Safety and Food Health


Evaluating Nursing Care Foods with the EZ-SX Texture Analyzer

by Naoshi Kakio1

Shimadzu Review 77[3・4] (2021.3)


Elderly people who are less proficient at chewing and swallowing and people with oral impairment require food that is easy to chew and swallow, particularly due to safety concerns. Ease-of-eating is often assessed by sensory evaluation, but inter-person differences in sense perception and general physical condition pose problems for the reproducibility of       sensory analysis. This article describes the EZ-SX texture analyzer that provides quantitative data on food texture and is an   essential complement to sensory evaluation techniques. 

1Global Application Development Center, Analytical & Measuring Instruments Division, Shimadzu Corporation, Kyoto, Japan

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