It is evident that the interest in plant-based milk alternative products is increasing, although there are still difficulties with undesired sensorial properties. This study seeks to contribute to sustainable food development through a better understanding of the market situation. The objective of this study was to get a comprehensive overview of 90 plant-based beverages currently available on the Estonian market. Main focus of this research was to map the plant-based beverage market sensorially. To evaluate such a large set of samples, RATA (Rate-All-That-Apply) was explored as a method for market mapping. A wide range of products made from different raw materials was characterized. Sensory analysis was able to make some conclusions based on specific raw materials, as there was a lot of variety among different sample groups. Combining the data collected from sensory and aroma analysis (GC/MS/O) helped to further examine the effect of volatile compounds on sensory properties of...

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