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Table 4 Example of calculation of percent increase in weight

From: Development of a method for measuring water absorbency or release of food during mastication

Samples Weight before treatment (g) After treatment Percent increase in weight (%) Water release or absorption
Weight (g) Increase in weight (g)
Apple mastication 1 7.79 2.68 −5.11 −65.6 Water release
Apple mastication 2 7.99 2.73 −5.26 −65.8 Water release
Cookies mastication 1 8.23 11.00 2.77 33.7 Absorption
Cookies mastication 2 8.37 11.76 3.39 40.5 Absorption
  1. “Percent increase in Weight” is a calculated value for classifying ingredients into water release or absorption tendency during mastication