Latest Taste Stories

2010-09-20 04:30:00

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- MKM, an active lifestyle marketing and public relations firm, has just signed three new clients: Takeya USA, Taste of Brews and Street League Skateboarding. MKM will handle overall branding of Takeya's Glass Water Bottle line, produce Taste of Brews and publicize Street League's all new professional sports tour. Information is available at www.teammkm.com. Takeya brings 50 years of Japanese-inspired design innovation to Southern...

2010-08-26 12:30:22

Two new studies reveal that the commonly used insect repellents DEET and citronellal each work through a dual stimulation of insect sensory systems. The research findings, published by Cell Press on August 26 in the journals Neuron and Current Biology, enhance our understanding of how insects respond to repellents and may lead to the discovery of improved compounds for controlling insect-borne disease. Insect pests pose a major threat to humans across the world. In addition to spreading...

2010-07-28 06:00:00

EWING, N.J., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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, today announced the issuance of Patent No. 7,749,730 B2 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office entitled "High Throughput Screening Assay for the TRPm5 Ion Channel." The patent covers methods of using a high-throughput screen to discover certain modulators of the...

2010-07-13 17:21:00

MINNEAPOLIS, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Institute of Food Technologist (IFT) Food Expo, July 18-20 in Chicago, Cargill will demonstrate how food and beverage manufacturers can significantly reduce sodium in their products while providing the great "salty" flavor consumers desire. Specifically, Cargill will showcase a reduced sodium tortilla made with the SaltWise® sodium reduction system, a blend of ingredients that provides a salty taste while reducing sodium...

2010-07-13 15:49:45

New research finds that obese men are less good at tasting fat and less responsive to the effects of fat in the gut than lean men. Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, finds marked differences between obese and lean men in how they respond to the taste of fat. Fat also is less effective in obese men in stimulating certain gut hormones that...

2010-07-02 06:50:00

ERLANGER, Ky., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- WILD Flavors continues its commitment to health, wellness, and natural products by promoting the broader use of Stevia through WILD's entire line of Sunwin Stevia(TM) products -- all FDA GRAS affirmed (FDA Letters of No Objection #GRN000303 & #GRN000304). These include Sunwin Stevia - Reb-A 98, Sunwin Stevia - Reb-A 95, Sunwin Stevia - Reb-A 80/95% Steviol Glycosides, Sunwin Stevia - Reb-A 60/95% Steviol Glycosides. WILD has also developed a...

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...

2010-05-27 17:26:53

Researchers have discovered a chemical that specifically blocks people's ability to detect the bitter aftertaste that comes with artificial sweeteners such as saccharin. The key is a molecule known only as GIV3727 that specifically targets and inhibits a handful of human bitter taste receptors, according to a report published online on May 27th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. The finding of what the researchers say is the first commercially relevant small-molecule bitter taste...

2010-04-28 12:00:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Guests to the 2010 Taste of Minnesota at St. Paul's Harriet Island will notice a big transformation including unique culinary experiences, a greater emphasis on family-friendly activities, and a diverse musical lineup featuring more than 100 hours of everything from eclectic indie to good old rock and roll. "This year's Taste of Minnesota is going to be unlike any other because we have made a commitment to improving each and every aspect of the...

2010-04-28 08:45:00

Imagine your delight while enjoying your favorite Mexican food "“ perhaps a fully loaded bean burrito topped with an ample supply of thinly sliced jalepeño peppers. What happens when you bite into a few more peppers than you bargained for? Does this thought conjure up the thought of a little heat? Perhaps even a bit of sweat on the brow? Indeed, food scientists can tell you that hot peppers contain a substance called capsaicin that not only adds spice to our foods...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'