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Do Size, Weight, Shape And Color Matter For Cutlery?
2013-06-26 10:26:29

BioMed Central The appearance of cutlery can affect perception of a food's taste, reports BioMed Central's open access journal Flavour. Food tastes saltier when eaten from a knife, and denser and more expensive from a light plastic spoon. Taste was also affected by the color of the cutlery. The crockery we use has been shown to alter our perception of food and drink. Beverages in cold colored glasses were rated more refreshing and the weight and color of a plate can alter how dense,...

Sucralose Influences Blood Sugar Insulin Levels
2013-05-30 10:08:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many companies that make so-called ℠diet products´ use the artificial sweetener sucralose as a way to reduce calorie count and supposedly making their products healthier. However, a new study from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis published in the journal Diabetes Care has found that the sweetener commercially marketed as Splenda can affect how the body processes sugar. “Our results indicate...

Sugar Is Not Always Sweet To Some German Cockroaches
2013-05-24 05:26:13

[ Watch the Video: Glucose Aversion in Cockroaches ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Glucose is a simple form of sugar that is a common ingredient in roach-bait poison. Unfortunately, sugar isn´t always sweet to German cockroaches, especially those that avoid the roach baits. Entomologists from North Carolina State University show the neural mechanism causing the aversion to glucose in a new study published in the journal Science. Bitter receptors in the...

Strawberry Aroma Under The Microscope
2013-05-14 04:21:19

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s easy enough to simply recognize that something smells like a strawberry, but it´s much more difficult to understand why something smells that way. Scientists from the Technische Universität München (TUM) set out to get to the bottom of the strawberry smell in order to understand a little more about scents and how our brains understand which scent and taste belong to which foods....

Eating With Your Eyes
2013-04-12 09:00:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has been said that people “eat with their eyes” before taking their first bite of any meal and a new study presented at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) suggests that the eyes can be even more important than the tongue when it comes to perceiving the flavors of foods. "There have been important new insights into how people perceive food flavors," said Cornell...

Taste Perception: Connecting The Molecular Dots
2013-03-07 05:16:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A consortium of scientists has identified a new protein regulator of taste, findings that help unlock the mystery of exactly how cells transmit taste information to the brain for three out of the five primary taste types. The researchers identified CALHM1, a channel in the walls of taste receptor cells, as a necessary component in the process of sweet, bitter, and umami (savory) taste perception. The other two taste types, sour...

Your Tongue Is Equipped To Guard Against Excessive Salt Concentrations
2013-02-15 05:26:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Salt is a necessity for life, yet too much of it can have detrimental effects, such as hypertension or kidney failure in humans. New research from a team of American biochemists has discovered how mammals´ tongues are equipped to guard against ingesting high concentrations of salt. According to the team´s report in the journal Nature, their findings could be used to help control the diet of individuals who eat too much...

2012-10-26 04:04:06

Stivii, newcomer to the natural sweetener industry, is proud to announce the launch of its new 0 calorie, 0 carbohydrate, Stevia-based sweetener. These mini natural sweeteners, dispensed via handy dispensers allow users to always have their sweetener on hand at all times. Burbank, CA (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 Stivii, newcomer to the natural sweetener industry, is proud to announce the launch of its new 0 calorie, 0 carbohydrate, Stevia-based sweetener. This alternative to sugar, which is...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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