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Activity - Section V

  1. Historically, the drip method (either vertical or horizontal drip) of WHC has been one of the best methods for detecting differences in WHC. Give some reasons for this success.
  2. Why is using more than one measurement method for WHC a good idea?
  3. List several factors that directly affect the results from any give WHC protocol?
  4. What is the general principle behind gravimetric methods of WHC?
  5. Would heating samples increase or decrease WHC compared to unheated identical samples? Explain why.
  6. Based on the filter paper sketches below, if the data are expressed as ratios of the juice area to the meat area, then a larger ratio value would suggest the WHC of the meat to be ________ (low or high). Which sketch ______ best represents your answer for the first blank?