Beef Base and Food Sensory Characteristics

 Food ConsumptionThe most obvious reason why you consume food is to maintain a healthy body through proper nutrition. Safety and the nutritional content of the food we consume is a major concern for many food manufacturers. However, most food manufacturers ignore the fact that human beings desire to enjoy the food they eat. The crazily increasing demand for healthy food has led many food manufacturers in a dilemma of how to offer healthy food without neglecting the quality.


Beef is a culinary name that refers to cattle meat derived from bovines. It is rich in flavor and a good source of energy, making it useful for many dishes. To enhance the flavor you can take it boiled, grilled, or roasted. Beef stocks, beef broths, and beef base are the two popular ways to enjoy beef’s flavor in great soups, sauces, and gravies.

The words stock and broth are used interchangeably; however, there is a big difference between the two terms.

Beef Stock vs Beef Broth

Stock refers to the liquid in which any food has simmered in. Stock serves best as a base for any sauce, soup or gravy and is basically from the bones. The broth is the liquid in which meat has cooked in. Both is not prepared on its own, it can be made with stock but can be taken on its own.

Beef Base

Beef base refers to a highly concentrated stock for use in soups, sauces, or casseroles. Beef base is available in either powder or cube form. Alternatively, to have the best beef base, you can make your own by simply preparing beef stock and letting all the water simmer and beef to concentrate.

The sensory characteristics of food — flavor and taste — affect the food that consumers take. With many products flooding the market, there are many available choices.

The sensory characteristics influence the decision on what product to purchase. If food processors can optimize the sensory attributes of a food product then its perceived value among consumers will also increase greatly.