Tag Archives: taste

Typical vine or international taste: wine consumers’ dilemma between beliefs and preferences

Although typicality is important to increase the added value of wine products, several winegrowers have started to make wine using blends with higher percentages of non-typical vines. The aim is to produce wine with a more international

How adult female mosquito manages vegetarian vs. non-vegetarian food taste

Mosquitoes are one of the most deadliest animals on earth which not only cause nuisance, irritation and pain at the biting sites, but also take millions of lives worldwide each year by transmitting many infectious diseases like

Sweetness of recombinant human lysozyme

Here, we reported that lysozyme found in human milk elicits sweet taste as well as chicken lysozyme with 20-folds more sweetness than sucrose by weight. Lysozyme is an enzyme that degrades the bacterial cell wall and thereby

What is really driving our need for food, besides the pleasure of taste?

We all know that this need is related, in some way, with life sustainability, but just how, exactly? The task of converting food into energy –and back again into organic compounds– is carried out by our metabolism,

Chemesthesis affects taste

The sensations of taste, which are divisible into several distinct qualities: sweet, sour, bitter, salty, umami, and possibly fatty, play an important role for accepting or rejecting food and serve to protect us from ingesting harmful substances,