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2014-07-10 23:10:52

Glutamate Association Shares New Animation to Lay Out Facts/Dispel Myths Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 At a time when almost everyone laments about consumers with little grounding in science being taken advantage of by sharp marketing ploys, a new animation aims to set the record straight about a much maligned food ingredient. "What’s the Deal with Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)?" is a fast-paced, hip new video that leaves just about everyone a bit smarter when it comes to...

2014-06-02 23:02:52

VinoVisit, Inc., the only free tasting room management tool for wineries, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with WineCountry.com to syndicate the VinoVisit.com “Book A Visit” reservation link on winery profiles found on http://www.WineCountry.com, http://www.NapaValley.com and http://www.Sonoma.com and on the WineCountry mobile app. Napa, California (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 VinoVisit, Inc., the only free tasting room management tool for wineries, today...

2014-05-29 08:32:09

STOP AB 2488, Keep Farmers' Markets Family-Friendly SAN FRANCISCO, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alcohol Justice is asking the California Legislature and Governor Brown to step away from allowing alcohol product tastings at farmers' markets in the state. California residents are encouraged to TAKE ACTION to STOP AB 2488. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110727/DC41105LOGO "Kids, you go on a pony ride while I taste the chardonnay, is what you might hear a parent say at your...

Taste Receptor Gene Determines How Well We Sense Food
2014-05-28 09:07:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some people’s sense of taste is so perceptive, they have a strong dislike for food that a majority of people enjoy, such as spicy foods or ‘hoppy’ beers. According to a new report published in the journal Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, these so-called supertasters get their increased sensitivity from a variation in the taste receptor gene TAS2R38 – not a higher than normal amount of taste buds as had been previously...

taste test longevity
2014-05-20 05:30:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online How food tastes can influence healthy habits by encouraging or discouraging us from eating certain foods, but can taste do more? According to two new studies published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), taste may play a role in our longevity as well. Our taste buds control our longing for sweet, salty or bitter foods, but the research teams from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and...

2014-04-14 23:11:13

Wine-lovers reunite for the fourth annual day-long wine-tasting at each winery on the De Portola Wine Trail in Temecula, CA. A portion of the proceeds will help to find cures for Parkinson's Disease, Autism, and Diabetes for canines. Temecula, CA (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Temecula Valley’s southern Wine Trail, DePortola Wine Trail announced that it has begun ticket sales for the 2014 Big Red Fest. DWT has selected to support three charities this year. Our Nicholas Foundation, whose...

2014-03-28 23:24:56

In response to an article published by Healthcanal.com, Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, says that the presence of added sugars and salts can jeopardize children’s future health. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, responds to an article published on March 18 by Healthcanal.com, which reports on the findings of a recent study that took a deep-seated look into...

Despite A Big Bamboo Diet, Giant Pandas Love The Taste Of Sugar
2014-03-27 07:26:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It’s no mystery that giant pandas have a voracious appetite for bamboo, but new research from the Monell Center also shows that these endangered mammals of the Ursidae family also have a taste for sugar. A combination of behavioral and genetic studies have revealed that giant pandas possess functional sweet taste receptors. Due to this receptor, it has been shown that the pandas have a strong preference for natural sweeteners,...

2014-03-20 23:03:07

VinoVisit.com, the first tasting room management and marketing solution built just for wineries, provides them with a free profile on http://www.VinoVisit.com, and a fast easy way to add tours, tastings and winery event registration functionality. Napa, California (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 VinoVisit.com today announced that it is offering all wineries a winery profile gratis on their website. No set-up fees, monthly or annual fees nor even reservation fees will be charged. VinoVisit will be...

Preference Of Sweeter And Saltier Tastes For Children Are Linked To Each Other
2014-03-18 11:28:14

Monell Chemical Senses Center Scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center have found that children who most prefer high levels of sweet tastes also most prefer high levels of salt taste and that, in general, children prefer sweeter and saltier tastes than do adults. These preferences relate not only to food intake but also to measures of growth and can have important implications for efforts to change children's diets. Many illnesses of modern society are related to poor food...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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