Saskia M. van Ruth

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Gas chromatography-olfactometry methods are used in flavor research to determine the odor active compounds in foods. In this review, the four major methods for gas chromatography-olfactometry are described and their potentials and limitations discussed. The methods include dilution analysis, detection frequency methods, posterior intensity methods and(More)
Volatile fingerprints of 30 cumin cheese samples of artisanal farmers' cheese of Leiden with EU Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and 29 cumin cheese samples of varying commercial Dutch brands without PDO protection were used to develop authentication models. The headspace concentrations of the volatiles, as measured with high sensitivity(More)
BACKGROUND The European Union registered a consumption of about 10.7 billion litres of juices in 2011 and a great part of this amount is imported from other countries, which makes the monitoring of their quality essential. This work was aimed at mapping the quality of various juices from different botanical origins from instrumental taste, chemical marker(More)
The influence of compositional and structural properties of oil-in-water emulsions on aroma release was examined under mouth conditions. The lipid (0.40 and 0.65) and emulsifier fractions (0.007, 0.010, and 0.014) were varied, as well as the mean particle diameter of the dispersed phase (0.60, 0.73, 0.85, and 1.10 microm). Aroma compounds were isolated in a(More)
Gas chromatography-olfactometry (GC-O) and proton transfer reaction-mass spectrometry (PTR-MS) techniques were used to deduce the profile of odor-active and volatile compounds of three grana cheeses: Grana Padano (GP), Parmigiano Reggiano (PR), and Grana Trentino (GT). Samples for GC-O analysis were prepared by dynamic headspace extraction, while a direct(More)
The present study investigated the use of fatty acid (FA) profiling in combination with chemometric modelling to verify claims for cow milk in terms of fresh grass feeding, pasture grazing and organic/biodynamic farming. The FA profile was determined for 113 tank milk samples collected in the Netherlands from 30 farms over four different months, and used to(More)
Consumers' interest in organic foods is increasing and so is the need for robust analytical tools for their authentication. This review focuses on the most promising biomarkers/analytical approaches that are available for the authentication of organic produce. Food products have been subdivided into two groups: foods of plant origin (crops) and foods of(More)
Two gas chromatography-olfactometry methods were evaluated in terms of repeatability, range of sensitivity and discriminating properties. Six volatile flavour compounds at various concentration levels were analysed by a panel of eight assessors using the detection frequency method and the perceived intensity method. The coefficient of variance, averaged(More)
Main goals of the present work were to develop authentication models based on liquid and gas chromatographic fingerprinting of triacylglycerols (TAGs) from palm oil of different geographical origins in order to compare them. For this purpose, a set of palm oil samples were collected from different continents: South eastern Asia, Africa and South America.(More)
The volatile flavour compounds of two commercial Irish beef meats (labelled as conventional and organic) were evaluated by gas chromatography-olfactometry and were identified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. The volatile compounds were isolated in a model mouth system. Gas chromatography-olfactometry was performed by a group of eight assessors using(More)