Contribution of the Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station in Amherst.
Cell Size Distributions of Puffed Corn Extrudates
Version of Record online: 25 AUG 2006
Journal of Food Science
Volume 57, Issue 1, pages 146–148, January 1992
How to Cite
BARRETT, A.M. and PELEG, M. (1992), Cell Size Distributions of Puffed Corn Extrudates. Journal of Food Science, 57: 146–148. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2621.1992.tb05443.x
- Issue online: 25 AUG 2006
- Version of Record online: 25 AUG 2006
- Ms received 3/20/91; revised 6/28/91; accepted 7/24/91.
- image analysis;
The cell size distributions of various experimental puffed corn extrudates were determined by image analysis, applied to longitudinal and transversal cross sections. Individual cell cross-sectional area was used as the size measure. All the cell size distributions, regardless of specimen orientation, composition and extrusion conditions, were described mathematically by both the log-normal and Rosin-Rammler distribution functions. The distributions mean size, degree of skew-ness or the corresponding distribution functions constants, were characteristic of the extrudate type and its particular cellular structure.