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A day of tasting aquarium cucumbers

A day of tasting aquarium cucumbers

Tasting day was organized on October 29, 2020, in the courtyard of the School of Agricultural Sciences. Organizers consisted of the research teams from the two Departments of Agriculture (Plant Production and Rural Environment & Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment) of the School of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Thessaly participating in the FoodOasis (Project coordinator: Prof. Dr. Nikolaos Katsoulas)
The aim of the event was to inform about the production of aquaculture products. There were 3 different types of cucumbers on the counter: 1) hydroponic cucumbers 2) aquarium cucumbers with additional fertilizers and 3) aquarium cucumbers. This event definitely gave the participants the opportunity to try and discern any differences that may exist compared to the conventional cucumbers on the market.
In the space created for the needs of the event, we could see the banner of the project '' FoodOASIS '' leaflets of the program, hand antiseptic, questionnaires, pens, and samples of cucumber fruits whole and sliced into plastic plates divided into three different categories .
The taster was informed about the Research Program,  then according to the procedure followed the consumption of cucumbers for their evaluation in terms of appearance, crunchy, taste and juicy flesh, and finally completing the questionnaire where the taster was asked to choose whether to buy one of the three products and which.
The taster was informed about the Research Program,  then according to the procedure followed the consumption of cucumbers for their evaluation in terms of appearance, crunchy, taste and juicy flesh, completing the questionnaire where the taster was asked to choose whether to buy one of the three products and which.
Certainly there is a lack of information to consumers about new cultivation methods and especially for aquaculture for this reason the research program "FoodOASIS" acquires greater value by supporting the distribution of quality products in the market with a smaller environmental footprint