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13

Sep

The broccoli bitterness problemA new study shows how genes may be influencing our taste perceptions.

The broccoli bitterness problem
A new study shows how genes may be influencing our taste perceptions.

26

Jun

How cutlery choices affect your flavor perceptionFrom salty to sweet, what we use to eat our food can enhance our eating experience.

How cutlery choices affect your flavor perception
From salty to sweet, what we use to eat our food can enhance our eating experience.

28

Feb

Our blogger gives her take on it.

Our blogger gives her take on it.

10

Oct

'Supertasters' may have stronger immunity than othersData could lead to taste test that would distinguish supertasters and more-susceptible regular tasters and possible instant cures for infections.

'Supertasters' may have stronger immunity than others
Data could lead to taste test that would distinguish supertasters and more-susceptible regular tasters and possible instant cures for infections.

23

Mar

About 25 percent of people have significantly more taste buds on their tongues, allowing them to savor flavors up to three times more intensely. Not surprisingly, there’s an upside and downside to this taste hypersensitivity: Super tasters have less heart disease and are thinner because they don’t usually like the taste of fatty and sugary foods, but may also be more prone to certain cancers because they tend to shun green vegetables as well (particularly bitter kinds like Brussels sprouts and cabbage).7 superhuman senses

About 25 percent of people have significantly more taste buds on their tongues, allowing them to savor flavors up to three times more intensely. Not surprisingly, there’s an upside and downside to this taste hypersensitivity: Super tasters have less heart disease and are thinner because they don’t usually like the taste of fatty and sugary foods, but may also be more prone to certain cancers because they tend to shun green vegetables as well (particularly bitter kinds like Brussels sprouts and cabbage).
7 superhuman senses

13

Mar

Meat-eating animals lose taste for sweetsSuch animals appear to lose their ability to taste sweet flavors over time, a finding that suggests diet plays a key role in evolution.

Meat-eating animals lose taste for sweets
Such animals appear to lose their ability to taste sweet flavors over time, a finding that suggests diet plays a key role in evolution.

16

Nov

Color of plate can affect how meal tastesDon’t bother with tweaking the recipe, there’s an easier way to make food taste better. New research examines how the color of a plate affected the taste of food upon which it was served.

Color of plate can affect how meal tastes
Don’t bother with tweaking the recipe, there’s an easier way to make food taste better. New research examines how the color of a plate affected the taste of food upon which it was served.

27

Sep

Science of ‘flavor-tripping’ fruit revealedMiraculin makes sour foods hundreds of times sweeter than sugar.

Science of ‘flavor-tripping’ fruit revealed
Miraculin makes sour foods hundreds of times sweeter than sugar.

14

Jan

Why is airline food so tasteless? Apparently, all that noise dulls your tastebuds.

Why is airline food so tasteless? Apparently, all that noise dulls your tastebuds.