Linking volatile and non-volatile compounds to sensory profiles and consumer liking of wild edible Nordic mushrooms

Heikki Aisala (Corresponding Author), Hanna Manninen, Timo Laaksonen, Kaisa M. Linderborg, Takao Myoda, Anu Hopia, Mari Sandell

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Abstract

Current information on the links between the chemistry and hedonic liking of edible mushrooms is scarce. In this study, 84 consumers evaluated the appearance, odor, taste, texture and overall liking of samples of Nordic edible wild mushroom species. Subsequently, multivariate models on the effects of non-volatile compounds, odor-contributing volatile compounds, sensory attributes and hedonic likings were created. The non-volatile compounds were measured with quantitative NMR. The five studied mushroom species were different in their sugar and acid contents. Three consumer clusters were found with species*cluster interactions. Correlations with sensory attributes and chemical components were found, and the multivariate models indicated predictor attributes for each consumer cluster. The results indicate that the sensory properties could be correlated to both volatile and non-volatile compounds, there are consumer clusters with differing likings as regards mushrooms, and these clusters are heterogenic groups with no simple factors such as age explaining their liking scores.
Original languageEnglish
Article number125403
JournalFood Chemistry
Volume304
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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