Karen Nachay

Karen Nachay

Food texture is a key attribute of foods and beverages—right up there with taste, cost, and convenience. “Texture plays a significant role in how consumers experience the foods and beverages they consume,” says Shiva Elayedath, senior technical services manager with Cargill. “We often think of taste as the key driver, but texture is our first—and often our lasting—impression of the food we eat, and it is deeply entangled within other sensory properties.”

Texture also plays an important role in co…

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Karen Nachay, Senior Associate Editor, writes about ingredient research and developments, global issues, and consumer and culinary trends that affect the food industry, specifically the product development sector.
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Karen Nachay