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AACC International Approved Methods -AACC Method 74-10.02. Measurement of Bread Firmness -- Compression Test

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Staleness

AACCI Method 74-10.02
Measurement of Bread Firmness -- Compression Test

VIEW METHOD

Objective
During bread staleness, crumbing occurs. Compression tests are commonly used to measure firmness, defined as the force required to compress the crumb a fixed distance, or to evaluate freshness, defined as the distance a fixed force will compress a crumb. The instrument in this method can be used in either mode. The method is most appropriate for routine daily monitoring in white and light whole-grain breads. The more firm, heavy variety breads may require a different instrument.