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crust firmness, filling firmness, adhesion

Fig Bars Puncture

Puncture probes can be used to create a textural cross-sectional perspective of many food items, illustrating how they are layered or structured. This application study uses Stable Micro Systems’ TA.XTPlus Texture Analyzer and Exponent software to puncture and analyze two different brands of fig bars: Market Basket and Fig Newton. This study tests fig bars with a 3 mm puncture probe. The firmness and thickness of each of the layers can be easily quantified.