Data underlying the publication 'Changes in appearance during the spoilage process of fruits and vegetables: Implications for consumer use and disposal'



We tested 20 images of food products in five stages of decay. We included two vegetables (cucumber, avocado) and two fruits (mango, banana). The images were obtained from time-lapse videos. An online survey was answered by 366 participants from the US population. We assessed the degree of disgust, perceived attractiveness, freshness, healthiness, nutritiousness, overripeness, the expected sweetness, bitterness, sourness, juiciness, flexibility, and hardness. in addition, they indicated whether would eat the product, and which activities they would perform before consuming it (e.g., wash, peel, cut off parts, mash, cook).
Date made available21 Feb 2024
PublisherTU Delft - 4TU.ResearchData
Geographical coverageUSA

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