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Pineapple With A Twist Of Coconut
2012-12-06 13:56:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Australian scientists are working on a new species of pineapple that could have a twist of coconut flavor added in. The Department of Agriculture in Queensland state is in the final stages of developing the new variety of the fruit, AusFestival pineapple. "Taste tests tell us that AusFestival is a winner -- it has this lovely coconut flavor, which you won't find in any other pineapple in Australia," horticulturalist Garth Senewski...

The Magic Behind Food Pairings
2012-10-09 06:34:57

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As more and more people venture to new restaurants and try out new cuisines, their palates become more attune to various flavors. They will rave about green tea with dessert or red wine with steak, both perfect combinations. Even though there has been the knowledge that certain foods pair well together, culinary connoisseurs chalked it up to a feeling more than anything scientific. However, recent research shows that the way food...

In A Bad Mood? Eat Some Food!
2012-08-20 05:20:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers presented new evidence about mood-enhancing foods at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Sunday. Scientists said they found more than 1,700 substances that make up flavors of common foods, including some flavors deriving from natural ingredients, that could potentially resemble a prescription mood stabilizer. “Molecules in chocolate, a...

2012-07-19 07:36:17

Suppliers of the orange, vanilla and other flavor and fragrance ingredients used in hundreds of foods, beverages and personal care products are putting their faith in microbes as new sources for these substances. That migration away from the natural plant oils used for centuries to delight the taste buds and nose is the topic of a story in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News. C&EN is the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest...

2012-03-21 13:47:37

Bite size depends on the familiarly and texture of food. Smaller bite sizes are taken for foods which need more chewing and smaller bite sizes are often linked to a sensation of feeling fuller sooner. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Flavour, launched today, shows that strong aromas lead to smaller bite sizes and suggests that aroma may be used as a means to control portion size. The aroma experience of food is linked to its constituents and texture, but also...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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