Consumers rank flavor as one of the most important drivers in the purchase of fresh produce. Delivering consistent good flavor depends on seed variety, farming practices, maturity at harvest, and post-harvest handling. SCS Global Service's comprehensive flavor management certification, flavor mapping, and sensory and analytical testing services will help you optimize the flavor of fresh food products you grow, manufacture or sell.
Flavor and nutritional value often go hand in hand, based on the way fruits and vegetables are grown, harvested and handled. As part of your Flavor Management Plan, you can take comparable steps to optimize nutrient density of your products. Contact us for details.
Flavor potential is determined, in large part, by plant genetics. SCS works with seed companies and breeders to identify varieties that offer optimum flavor attributes, using a combination of chemical analysis and expert sensory evaluation.
This process generates objective data that can in turn be provided to growers, manufacturers and retail customers who are interested in optimizing the flavor of their products.
Some seed companies are interested in combining flavor and nutrition research to optimize both of these quality considerations. SCS conducts key nutrient and antioxidant analysis to identify varieties that offer the best nutritional characteristics.
We will help you evaluate food, from raw ingredients to finished product, to enable you to meet and surpass your customers' expectations.
We conduct research with groups of 50-100 consumers to gather feedback on various attributes of your products and evaluate consumer acceptance.
We offer a full range of analytical testing services that covers flavor, nutrient content, and more:
SCS has been working with food retailers for over 30 years to improve produce quality and enhance store sales. Flavor attributes can be enhanced with in-store programs and employee education. Work with growers supplying superior product from farm to fork.
SCS offers a full range of analytical testing services that covers flavor, nutrient content, and more:
Our Flavor services require direct testing by a panel of sensory experts. Panelists include food scientists and chefs who are rigorously trained in descriptive analysis, flavor mapping, comparative benchmarking, and discrimination testing.
In addition, we also orchestrate consumer preference studies to determine consumer acceptability parameters for specific products. These studies are conducted with consumer panels assembled in cities around the world. Consumer acceptability is recorded as a numerical ranking of acceptance by the consumer panel for specific flavor characteristics of the food items being tested.