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2011-01-25 12:07:14

Cross-disciplinary researchers find that children's tastes and brand recognition begin early A child's taste preferences begin at home and most often involve salt, sugar and fat. And, researchers say, young kids learn quickly what brands deliver the goods. In a study of preschoolers ages 3 to 5, involving two separate experiments, researchers found that salt, sugar and fat are what kids most prefer -- and that these children already could equate their taste preferences to brand-name fast-food...

2011-01-18 06:00:00

NEEDHAM HEIGHTS, Mass., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking for inspiration to get off the couch and start the New Year healthier and wealthier? How about dancing your way to $10,000? Food Should Taste Good, Inc., the fastest-growing all natural chip brand, today announces the launch of its first Touchdown Dance-Off contest. The tasty chips, made with ingredients like quinoa, brown rice, soy, flax and sunflower seeds are the perfect way to indulge and show your spirit on game day without...

2010-12-14 07:22:00

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- WineMatch.com has created a system that truly levels the playing field so that small- and medium-sized wineries get the same outfacing digital marketing exposure as their larger corporate-based counterparts. Winery to Consumer Sell-Through (W2C), is a database-driven engine that connects wineries directly with consumers and vice-versa. Utilizing "push" technology, wine matches, winery events and winery deals are automatically pushed to...

2010-12-07 14:15:26

University of Illinois scientists have learned to mask the bitterness of ginseng, a common ingredient of energy drinks. "Consumers like to see ginseng on a product's ingredient list because studies show that it improves memory, enhances libido and sexual performance, boosts immunity, and alleviates diabetes. But the very compounds that make ginseng good for you also make it taste bitter," said Soo-Yeun Lee, a U of I associate professor of food science and human nutrition. In an earlier study,...

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2010-11-24 08:55:00

In a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, USC College's Emily Liman reveals what is behind all the puckering -- how people perceive sour flavors This Thanksgiving, when you bite into the cranberry sauce and the tartness smacks your tongue as hard as that snide comment from your sister, consider the power of sour. Neurobiology researchers at the University of Southern California have made a surprising discovery about how some cells respond to sour tastes. Of...

2010-10-25 09:54:00

DAVIS, Calif. and TOKYO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Ajinomoto Company have announced a joint research project to explore whether the regular inclusion of dietary sodium glutamate (MSG) used to enhance the taste of foods, has beneficial effects on eating behavior and body weight management. The trial, which will be conducted by ARS' Western Human Nutrition Research Center (WHNRC), will assess in overweight women...

2010-10-12 09:28:00

- Croatian banks extend additional credit to Kali Tuna of $11.6 million, proceeds to be used as working capital for growing inventories - Finalizes line of credit of $15 million with its major shareholder - Finalizes term loan with new investor of $5 million gross proceeds NEW YORK, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Umami Sustainable Seafood Inc. ("OTC Bulletin Board: UMAM") (the "Company") today announced credit facilities of $11.6 million from Croatian banks to be used...

2010-10-07 06:30:00

EWING, N.J., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Redpoint Bio Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: RPBC), a company focused on the development of healthier foods and beverages and new approaches to the treatment of diabetes and obesity, announced that it has advanced its discovery program for all-natural enhancers of salty taste. The program was initiated in response to consumers increasing demand for products that are both healthful and that include all-natural ingredients. The objective of the salt...

2010-08-24 09:22:00

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- WineMatch.com releases combined sensory, chemistry and winery data web site to help consumers find matches to wines they already enjoy. This is a new concept in the evaluation of wines for the average consumer called Wine Profiling. This data-base driven, multi-point, wine-matching engine is the first of its kind. Using more real data and less subjectivity, WineMatch.com is a place for both wineries and consumers. Wine Submission Portal....

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2010-06-16 08:12:31

Low-salt foods may be harder for some people to like than others, according to a study by a Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences food scientist. The research indicates that genetics influence some of the difference in the levels of salt we like to eat. Those conclusions are important because recent, well-publicized efforts to reduce the salt content in food have left many people struggling to accept fare that simply does not taste as good to them as it does to others, pointed out John...


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