Category Archives: Taste

Children and Adults Respond Differently to Food Tastes

Anecdotally most people are aware that the taste buds of children are more sensitive when compared to those of adults. This is evidence through the dislike for children towards foods with particularly bitter tastes. Broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage and … Continue reading

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Does Sugar Consumption Change Taste Perception?

Sugar is chemically called sucrose. Sucrose is a disaccharide composed of fructose and glucose bound by a glycosidic bond. As a monosaccharide, glucose is relatively sweet, but fructose has a much sweeter taste, which is why it is used in … Continue reading

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Do We Become Habitualised to the Taste of Sugar?

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Tea Aroma and Taste

The type of tea drunk varies between geographical regions of the World. In the East, green tea and oolong tea is favoured. In the West, black tea is the prefered drink. Green tea is the unfermented leaves of the Camellia … Continue reading

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Flavour Perception In Nutrition

Flavour is an important component of food as it affects the food choices made by the individual. The food industry is well aware of the power of flavours, as it uses them to encourage the consumption of their products. In … Continue reading

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Do The Obese Have A Fat Taste Dysfunction?

Obesity is characterised by metabolic dysfunction. In particular the main physiological change that drives obesity is insulin resistance. Insulin resistance develops in response to a low quality diet high in refined and processed carbohydrate foods, particularly refined crystalline fructose. Secondary … Continue reading

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