Descriptive Analysis is a method of sensory evaluation that identifies, describes and quantitates the sensory attributes of a product. Descriptive Analysis is a valuable tool for providing information on appearance, aroma, flavor and/or texture of food products, and is used effectively for product and process development, shelf life studies, product improvement, quality assurance and control, and sensory-objective correlations in the food and flavor industry. Each application is discussed with examples.

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