Texture Analysis Services
We are now offering a fast and cost-effective texture analysis service for salmon and trout. We are experts at measuring fillet firmness and tensile strength, and have a large database of texture values for reference. We use highly sensitive texture analysis equipment and have many years experience of flesh quality measurement.
The Warner Bratzler shear test employs a blunt blade to cut the sample giving a measure of firmness, while the tensile test measures the work required to pull apart a standardised piece of fillet, giving a valuable indication of its likelihood of gaping.
We also offer digital image analysis of colour, gaping and bloodspots.