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2012-03-23 13:15:08

While high-fat foods are thought to be of universal appeal, there is actually a lot of variation in the extent to which people like and consume fat.

2012-03-12 19:52:43

Scientists from the Monell Center report that seven of 12 related mammalian species have lost the sense of sweet taste.

2012-03-05 23:27:16

About five years ago, animal studies first revealed the presence of entirely novel types of oral fat sensors or receptors on the tongue.

2012-02-09 21:22:34

Like to save the best for last? Here’s good news: If it’s the last, you’ll like it the best.

2012-02-03 08:00:00

In collaboration with one of Tasmania’s finest winemaker’s, Treasury Restaurant is hosting a lavish degustation dinner in conjunction with award-winning Bay of Fires wines on 23rd February

2011-12-26 06:23:18

Infants around six months of age who have been introduced to starchy table foods- which often contain salt- have a greater preference for salty taste than do infants not yet eating these foods.

Preference For Salted Foods Imprinted In Early Childhood
2011-12-21 11:42:21

Researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, report that infants as young as 6-months of age who have been introduced to starchy table foods have a greater preference for salt than do infants not yet eating these foods.

2011-12-21 11:38:25

Biologists have learned in recent years that wild chilies develop their trademark pungency, or heat, as a defense against a fungus that could destroy their seeds.


Word of the Day
onomatope
  • An imitative word; an onomatopoetic word.
The word 'onomatope' is a back-formation from 'onomatopoeia'.
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