Special Issue "Food Flavor Characterization"

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Sensory and Consumer Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Raquel Maria Callejon
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Área de Nutrición y Bromatología, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Sevilla, C/P. García González nº 2, 41012, Sevilla, Spain
Interests: aroma, volatile composition, fermented vegetable products, olive oil, quality control, authenticity, chemometrics, spectroscopy, GC-MS-O and sensory analysis
Prof. Dr. Maria Lourdes Morales
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Área de Nutrición y Bromatología, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Sevilla, C/P. García González nº 2, 41012, Sevilla, Spain
Interests: aroma; volatile composition; fermented vegetable products; changes in food processing; quality control; GC-MS-O; sensory analysis; chemometrics and volatilome
Dr. Cristina Ubeda
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Instituto de Ciencias Biomédicas, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autónoma de Chile, C/ El Llano Subercaseaux 2801, Santiago, Chile
Interests: aroma; volatile composition; fermented vegetable products; fruit volatile composition, changes food processing; olfactometry and sensory analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Flavor is an essential organoleptic characteristic of food. It is a factor that conditions consumers’ preferences. In addition, it is related with the quality of a product and its typicity. This has been used to differentiate a high-quality product from others by chemometric analysis or as a tool for food authenticity. Food flavor depends on multiple factors, from raw material and production procedures to conservation methods employed. Moreover, flavor is important to improve and develop new products of high quality. This makes food flavor an interesting research field with a high potential for quality control, authenticity, and innovations.

This Special Issue will focus on the diverse aspects of food volatile fraction. You are cordially invited to submit review articles and original research papers related to new approaches to analyze the volatile composition, the study of flavor as a quality marker, authenticity or quality control, the influence on flavor of food production process, such as the application of new technologies or microorganism selection, etc.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Analysis of volatile fraction
  • New approach of chemometric tools for data treatment
  • Aroma fingerprint
  • Flavor and authenticity
  • Flavor and quality control
  • Flavor and food production technology
  • Flavor and microorganisms

Prof. Dr. Raquel Maria Callejon
Prof. Dr. Maria Lourdes Morales
Dr. Cristina Ubeda
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • analysis of volatile fraction
  • new approach of chemometric tools for data treatment
  • aroma fingerprint
  • flavor and authenticity
  • flavor and quality control
  • flavor and food production technology
  • flavor and microorganisms

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The Role of Non-Caloric Sweeteners in Sensory Characteristics of Pastry Products
Foods 2019, 8(8), 329; https://doi.org/10.3390/foods8080329 - 08 Aug 2019
Abstract
The purpose of this work was to evaluate the role of non-caloric sweeteners in pastry products considering the product made with sugar as a control sample. Sensory preference and acceptability with consumers were determined through ranking test and 9-point hedonic scale respectively. The [...] Read more.
The purpose of this work was to evaluate the role of non-caloric sweeteners in pastry products considering the product made with sugar as a control sample. Sensory preference and acceptability with consumers were determined through ranking test and 9-point hedonic scale respectively. The satiation and satiety were determined by the visual analogue scale (VAS). In addition, caloric intake; macronutrients; physical parameters such as yield, specific volume, hardness, cohesiveness, and gum; stability in storage time by microbiological analysis; and moisture variation of the samples were calculated. The results showed that the preference and sensory acceptability is significantly (p < 0.05) higher in the control sample; the sweeteners decreased the sensory response, but not the satiation and satiety, although these are not related to the sensory response and did not present significant differences with the control sample, except in the satiation parameter of the sample sweetened with Stevia. The physical and texture parameters highlight the best quality of the control sample and are related to the sensory response. The shelf life is also greater in the control sample, which shows that sugar contributes sweetness and other technological characteristics related to texture, stability during storage, aroma, color, and flavor, thanks to the Maillard reaction. Full article
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