NIR reflectance spectroscopy has been applied to the assessment of product quality factors for vining peas and sweetcorn. A CCFRA Industrial Research Club and an EU research consortium led by CCFRA, have been conducting the work since 1994. Sample sets of peas have been collected which are broadly representative of commercial material in the UK, Hungary, and Bulgaria All sweetcorn samples were from Hungary. The calibration results, at this stage, for alcohol insoluble solids (AIS) in peas and sweetcorn, and Tenderometer measurement and sensory assessment for both vegetables indicate that the work will find industrial application.
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