Latest Umami Stories

2014-09-18 12:25:17

Celebrate National Mushroom Month at home and out with family and friends SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study from the Culinary Institute of America and University of California-Davis, published in the Journal of Food Science, explored the flavor-enhancing properties of mushrooms and found that blending finely chopped mushrooms with ground meat enhances flavor and nutrition. This proof-of-concept sensory study provides the basis for how mushrooms and meat can combine...

hummingbird sweet tooth
2014-08-23 05:32:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Unlike many types of birds, hummingbirds not only have the ability to detect sweetness, they also have a craving for sugary substances, and now the authors of a new Science study have discovered the biological reason why these tiny flying creatures differ from their avian counterparts. According to experts from the Harvard University Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, the University of Tokyo Graduate School of...

2014-05-01 08:36:35

Recent Highlights Include: SAN DIEGO, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Senomyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNMX), a leading company using proprietary taste science technologies to discover, develop, and commercialize novel flavor ingredients for the food, beverage, and ingredient supply industries, today reported financial results for the first quarter 2014. The Company ended the first quarter with $31.6 million in cash and highly liquid investments. "We are very pleased with the progress Senomyx has made thus...

2014-01-24 11:19:56

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology identify links between the palatability of various tastes and circulation in different parts of the face. Tastes deemed 'pleasant' increase blood flow in the eyelid according to a recent study by Hideaki Kashima, Yuka Hamada and Naoyuki Hayashi from the Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Kyushu University and Tokyo Institute of Technology. The research identifies links between the subjective perception of palatability with circulatory...

Sweetness Weakens Ability To Taste Sweets
2013-11-22 09:07:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Obesity may alter our relationship to food by changing the way we detect sweetness on our tongues, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE. Biologists at the University at Buffalo found that being severely overweight impaired the ability of mice to detect sweets. Compared with their slimmer counterparts, the plump mice had fewer taste cells that responded to sweet stimuli, and the cells that did respond...

2013-09-20 23:18:04

At a time when umami is all the crave, there are few better opportunities to introduce a blog dedicated to the power of “savory taste” and the science behind it. MSGdish (MSGdish.com), provided by The Glutamate Association, is a new blog serving up all things umami, written by dietitians and food scientists who recognize the important role of glutamate and MSG in foods to provide the trendy umami taste. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 At a time when umami is all the crave,...

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...

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