Latest Sweetness Stories
There are five known tastes detected by the human tongue, -- sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami (a protein-rich taste found in foods like soy sauce) -- but according to Australian researchers a sixth taste may soon be added to that list.
New research from the Monell Center reports that children's response to intense sweet taste is related to both a family history of alcoholism and the child's own self-reports of depression.
Calcium may not come to mind when you think of tasty foods, but in a study appearing in the January 8 issue of JBC, Japanese researchers have provided the first demonstration that calcium channels on the tongue are the targets of compounds that can enhance taste.
Endocannabinoid modulation of tongue sweet taste receptors may help control feeding behavior.
Scientists have found out how people can taste the bubbly sensation from carbonated beverages.
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Using a combination of sensory, genetic, and in vitro approaches, researchers from the Monell Center confirm that the T1R1-T1R3 taste receptor plays a role in human umami (amino acid) taste.
Researchers in Germany demonstrated the presence of several artificial sweeteners used in food and drink in waste water.
Sewage treatment plants fail to remove artificial sweeteners completely from waste water. Whatâ€™s more, these pollutants contaminate waters downstream and may still be present in our drinking water.
Questions Put to Rest CHICAGO, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A just-published research review concludes that, media speculation aside, using aspartame as a sweetener has no effect on appetite or food intake.
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