Optical detection of mealiness in apples using laser TDRS

Valero Ubierna, Constantino and Barreiro Elorza, Pilar and Ruiz-Altisent, Margarita and Cubeddu, Rinaldo and Pifferi, Antonio and Taroni, Paola and Torricelli, Alessandro and Valentini, Gianluca and Johnson, David and Dover, Colin (2001). Optical detection of mealiness in apples using laser TDRS. Monografía (Working Paper). E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación].

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Title: Optical detection of mealiness in apples using laser TDRS
Author/s:
  • Valero Ubierna, Constantino
  • Barreiro Elorza, Pilar
  • Ruiz-Altisent, Margarita
  • Cubeddu, Rinaldo
  • Pifferi, Antonio
  • Taroni, Paola
  • Torricelli, Alessandro
  • Valentini, Gianluca
  • Johnson, David
  • Dover, Colin
Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Date: 2001
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Ingeniería Rural [hasta 2014]
UPM's Research Group: LPF-TAGRALIA
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Mealiness is a textural attribute related to an internal fruit disorder that involves quality loss. It is characterised by the combination of abnormal softness of the fruit and absence of free juiciness in the mouth when eaten by the consumer. Recent research concluded with the development of precise instrumental procedure to measure a scale of mealiness based on the combination of several rheological properties and empirical magnitudes. In this line, time-domain laser reflectance spectroscopy (TDRS) is a medical technology, new in agrofood research, which is capable of obtaining physical and chemical information independently and simultaneously, and this can be of interest to characterise mealiness. Using VIS & NIR lasers as light sources, TDRS was applied in this work to Golden Delicious and Cox apples (n=90), conforming several batches of untreated samples and storage-treated (20°C & 95%RH) to promote the development of mealiness. The collected database was clustered into different groups according to their instrumental test values (Barreiro et al, 1998). The optical coefficients were used as explanatory variables when building discriminant analysis functions for mealiness, achieving a classification score above 80% of correctly identified mealy versus fresh apples.

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Item ID: 16404
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/16404/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:16404
Deposited by: Servicio Biblioteca Universitaria
Deposited on: 11 Jul 2013 10:21
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 16:42
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