Perception of Apple Juice: A Comparison of Physicochemical Measurements, Descriptive Analysis and Consumer Responses

Katarzyna Włodarska , Katarzyna Pawlak-Lemańska , Tomasz Górecki , Ewa Sikorska


The physicochemical (color, turbidity, total soluble solids, sucrose, d‐glucose and d‐fructose content, pH, acidity, total phenolic content and antioxidant activity) and sensory quality and consumer perception of differently processed clear and cloudy commercial apple juices were studied. Among eight studied juices, freshly squeezed juices were liked the most by consumers, whereas the cloudy juices not from concentrate and clear juices prepared from concentrate, were significantly less liked. Principal component analysis revealed groups of similar juices, in terms of their physicochemical properties and sensory characteristics assessed both by experts and consumers. The external preference mapping showed a nonhomogenous distribution of individual preferences in relation to juice attributes. Three groups of consumers differing in apple juice preferences were distinguished by means of the agglomerative hierarchical clustering. The sensory and physicochemical data were correlated with consumer acceptance by partial least square regression and cues of acceptance of apple juices were identified.
Author Katarzyna Włodarska (WT / KTiAI)
Katarzyna Włodarska,,
- Department of Technology and Instrumental Analysis
, Katarzyna Pawlak-Lemańska (WT / KTiAI)
Katarzyna Pawlak-Lemańska,,
- Department of Technology and Instrumental Analysis
, Tomasz Górecki - Adam Mickiewicz University (UAM)
Tomasz Górecki,,
, Ewa Sikorska (WT / KTiAI)
Ewa Sikorska,,
- Department of Technology and Instrumental Analysis
Journal seriesJournal of Food Quality, ISSN 0146-9428, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishapple juices, physicochemical parameters, descriptive analysis, consumers, PCA, PLS
ASJC Classification1106 Food Science; 2213 Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 12-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 20.0, 12-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 7; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.685; WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 0.968 (2) - 2016=1.119 (5)
Citation count*24 (2021-08-03)
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