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Sustainable fruit consumption: the influence of color, shape and damage on consumer sensory perception and liking of different apples
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Kristianstad University, Faculty of Natural Science, Research Environment Food and Meals in Everyday Life (MEAL). Kristianstad University, Faculty of Natural Science, Avdelningen för mat- och måltidsvetenskap.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7249-2628
2019 (English)In: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 11, no 4626, p. 1-9, article id su11174626Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sustainable food production and consumption are currently key issues. About one third of food produced for human consumption is wasted. In developed countries, consumers are responsible for the largest amount of food waste throughout the supply chain. The unwillingness to purchase and consume suboptimal food products is an important cause of food waste, however, the reasons behind this are still insufficiently studied. Our research addresses the question of how combinations of color, shape and damage of apples influence consumer liking and perceived sensory attributes. In a laboratory study based on factorial design of visual appearance (color, shape and damage varied from optimal to suboptimal) a total of 130 consumers evaluated sensory perception of flavor and texture attributes in apple samples. Liking was also evaluated. The results showed a significant difference in liking between an optimal apple and all apple categories with at least two out of three suboptimal properties. Further, it was a clear trend that the optimal apple was perceived as sweeter, crispier, less bitter, and less earthy than all the other apples by the participating consumers, however, the results were not statistically significant. A suboptimal appearance, therefore, had a negative effect on both perception and liking.

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2019. Vol. 11, no 4626, p. 1-9, article id su11174626
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consumer; apples; appearance; perception; suboptimality
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Food Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-19849DOI: 10.3390/su11174626OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-19849DiVA, id: diva2:1345520
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COSUS-Consumers in a Sustainable Food Supply Chain
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Swedish Research Council Formas, 2014-00051Available from: 2019-08-26 Created: 2019-08-26 Last updated: 2019-08-27Bibliographically approved

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