Fact Sheets about sensory properties of the tested organic products
The main purpose of the ECROPOLIS project was to provide and
exchange sensory information on organic food to the industry (organic
associations, producers, processors, retailers, wholesalers) as well as to the
at large: the consumers. Not only sensory profiles comparing organic and
conventional food products were developed. Besides, the impact of regulations for organic farming on sensory properties of organic food and the labelling effect on consumers’ sensory preferences were investigated. The consequences of the results can now be used for improvements in product development and processing, as well as for sensory marketing of organically produced food.
H. Stolz, F. Espig, U. Kretzschmar, October 2011