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Consumer acceptance and sensory profiling of reengineered kitoza products

Consumer acceptance and sensory profiling of reengineered kitoza products

Pintado, Ana I.E., Monteiro, Maria J.P., Talon, Régine, Leroy, Sabine, Scislowski, Valérie, Fliedel, Geneviève, Rakoto, Danielle, Maraval, Isabelle, Costa, Ana I.A., Silva, Ana P., Pallet, Dominique, Tomlins, Keith and Pintado, Manuela M.E. (2015) Consumer acceptance and sensory profiling of reengineered kitoza products. Food Chemistry, 198. pp. 75-84. ISSN 0308-8146 (doi:

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Kitoza refers to a traditional way of preparing beef and pork in Madagascar. However, in order to improve some drawbacks previous identified, the product was submitted to a reengineering process. The acceptance and sensory profiling of improved Kitoza products among Portuguese consumers was investigated. A local smoked loin sausage was selected as basis for comparison. Firstly, a Focus Group study was performed to identify sensory descriptors for Kitoza products and explore product perception. Subsequently, a Flash Profile and a consumer sensory acceptance study were conducted. Flash Profile’s results showed that beef- and pork-based Kitoza products investigated differed considerably in all sensory dimensions. The Portuguese sausage was characterized as having a more intense and lasting after taste, as well as displaying a higher degree of (meat) doneness. The acceptance study yielded higher overall liking ratings for pork- than for beef-based Kitoza, although the Portuguese sausage remained the most appreciated product.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: "This publication is resulting from a research project funded by the European Union (FP7 245–025) called African Food Revisited by Research (AFTER -, with additional financial support and FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia) – PEst OE/EQB/LA0016/2013. The views expressed are not necessarily those of the European Union."
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kitoza; Smoked/dried meat; Beef; Pork; Madagascar; Sensory profile; Consumer test
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 02:22
Selected for GREAT 2016: GREAT a
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 2
Selected for REF2021: REF 4

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