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Variants of 'umami' taste receptor contribute to our individualized flavor worlds

PHILADELPHIA (July 8, 2009) -- 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. They further report that variations in the genes that code for this rec...

Barilla(R) and Celebrity Fitness Coach Bob Greene Challenge Americans to Discover the Great Taste of Whole Grain

CHICAGO, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Finding a simple way to eat healthier without sacrificing taste just got easier. With the Barilla "That's Whole Grain?" Taste Challenge, pasta lovers are invited to discover the great taste of Barilla Whole Grain. From now until December 31, 2009, anyone who tries ...

Dr. Khanna Supports a Taste of Town in Santa Clarita

The Khanna Institute supports the efforts and dedication of Santa Clarita County. Dr. Khanna newest procedure PRELEX and LASIK are discussed. Westlake, Ca (Vocus) April 29, 2009 -- Recently, The Khanna Institute supported the efforts and dedication of Santa Clarita Co...

Smart Balance to Bring Milk with More Taste and Less Fat to New York City and Albany Metro Areas and New England

Excellent Source of Omega-3s EPA/DHA and 170% Daily Requirement of Vitamin E PARAMUS, N.J., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smart Balance, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMBL ) today announced that it will launch Smart Balance(TM) Milk in supermarkets in the New York City and Albany metro areas and New Eng...

Take Taste Buds on a Trip Around the World This Holiday Season

DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethnic fusion cuisine is one of the year's hottest trends(1). Whether it's Chinese ginger, Jamaican jerk or Indian curry, international flavors are filling Americans' plates. And because it is versatile, easy-to-prepare and pairs well with many flavor profi...

Navigating Holiday Taste Temptations

Nutrition Expert Weighs in on Simple Strategies that are Tasty and Healthy WICHITA, Kan., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- To most people, the start of the holiday season means three things: fun, family and food. With so many parties to attend and so much delicious food to munch on, it can be difficult t...

leViv Launches First Meal Programs Specifically Designed for Taste and Health

BETHESDA, Md., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- leViv, Inc. (http://www.leViv.com ), the only company focused exclusively on nutrition and lifestyle programs for individual health, has launched five innovative programs today. The new programs include 28-days of delicious, delivered food (2 meals and 2 ...

New combination of tests measures child's ability to taste and smell

Alexandria, VA Researchers have developed a series of tests that for the first time accurately measure the normality of taste (gustatory function) and smell (olfactory function) in young children, according to a new study published in the July 2008 edition of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surger...

Hero Nutritionals Introduces a New Adult Vitamin for the Taste Buds

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Heeding the voice of the public, Hero Nutritionals, Inc. is launching Slice of Life, a complete line of gummy vitamins for adults. Hero Nutritionals, manufacturer of Yummi Bears, the original gummy vitamin delivery system, reacted to an ever growi...

High school students get a taste of dental research

Today, 32 Dallas-area students will be participating in the American Association for Dental Research's (AADR) High School Student Outreach Program. The program is held in conjunction with the AADR's 37th Annual Meeting & Exhibition at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. The students are from the High Scho...

Quaker Introduces Simple Harvest(TM) All Natural Multigrain Chewy Granola Bars That Taste Simply Delicious

America's Supermarket Guru(R) Says the New Products Measure up to Latest Food Trends: Simple Ingredients, Flavors and Great Taste CHICAGO, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Phil Lempert, America's Supermarket Guru(R), one of the biggest current trends is all natural foods with recog...

The Ultimate Valentine's Day Gift: Indulgent Organic Chocolate for Women That Combines Great Taste & Functional Ingredients

OREM, Utah, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Phytobase, US leader in indulgent, sensual, and healthy organic dark chocolate, has created a treat that can bring out the sexy Cinderella in any woman. Choconella(TM) is a bite-sized organic dark chocolate bonbon infused with a unique combination of Goji be...

Food peptides activate bitter taste receptors

PHILADELPHIA (January 22, 2008) -- Researchers from the Monell Center and Tokyo University of Agriculture have used a novel molecular method to identify chemical compounds from common foods that activate human bitter taste receptors. The findings, published in the journal Biochemical and Bioph...

FLAVORx Teams up with Wedgewood Pharmacy to Make it Even Easier to Make Pet Medications Taste Good

SWEDESBORO, N.J., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Veterinary Division of FLAVORx, Inc., which distributes a veterinary-medicine flavoring system, and Wedgewood Pharmacy, the nation's largest compounding pharmacy, have teamed up to provide a new, convenient option for veterinarians to make pet medi...

Smoking Dulls Taste for Sweets

The effect deepens over time, researchers add WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette smoking and a family history of alcoholism can both affect how a person perceives sweet-tasting foods, U.S. researchers say. Women who smoked were less sensitive to sweet tastes than women who did n...

Sense of taste different in women with anorexia nervosa

Although anorexia nervosa is categorized as an eating disorder, it is not known whether there are alterations of the portions of the brain that regulate appetite. Now, a new study finds that women with anorexia have distinct differences in the insulta the specific part of the brain that is impor...

New Herbal Water Creating Taste Sensation: Ayala's Herbal Water Has No Calories, No Preservatives and No Artificial Additives. Just All the Natural Benefits of Herbs!

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Six flavors of a delicious new all natural beverage, Ayala's Herbal Water is creating a sensation, Herbal Water Co-founder Albert Cahana announced today. The new water is all natural, has zero calories, zero artificial additives and zero preservatives, an...

Top Tips to Enjoy Healthy Latin Food Without Losing the Taste (Recipe)

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Traditional Latin American foods have a reputation for being full of flavor. Unfortunately, many of these foods that have brought families together for generations are being prepared now in ways that can compromise one's health. Oftentimes L...

Nordic Omega-3 Fishies from Nordic Naturals Offers Quality EPA and DHA for Children with 'Kid Pleasin' Taste

WATSONVILLE, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Nordic Omega-3 Fishies is Nordic Naturals newest product for children, the "ultimate fish oil gummie" in a swimmingly fun shape and great tasting natural tangerine flavor. Perfect for two-year-olds and up, Nordic Omega-3 Fishies is a gourmet treat made ...

New Tests Assess Kids' Sense of Smell, Taste

Previous measures aimed at adults, but Australian team says these 3 gauges work better THURSDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) -- A series of tests that are the first to accurately assess children's ability to taste and smell have been developed by Australian researchers. Using these thr...

Genes Play Major Role in Determining Individual's Sour Taste Perception

Scientists at the Monell Chemical Senses Center have revealed that genes play a large role in determining individual differences in sour taste perception. The findings may help researchers identify the still-elusive taste receptor that detects sourness in foods and beverages, just as rece...

India to Get a Taste of 'British' Curries

It was once hailed as Britain's national dish, but chicken tikka masala -- the spicy "Indian" curry popular throughout the United Kingdom -- has remained largely a mystery on the subcontinent. Now one of Britain's most celebrated chefs, Manju Malhi, wants to change that by introducing this ...

Sour Taste Sensors Identified

The cells and receptors responsible for sour taste have been identified by Howard Hughes Medical Institute researcher Charles S. Zuker and Nicholas J.P. Ryba //at the National Institutes of Health after seven years of working together to identify the cells, receptors and signaling mechanisms for th...

Sensitive Taste Buds Can Be The Blame for Lil'One Not Eating Vegetables

A new study has concluded that preschool children who are sensitive to bitter flavors are very likely to be among those who do not eat vegetables.// The researchers publishing their study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, have explained that their findings suggest that the natura...

Many Food Product Advertisements leave a bad taste in the mouth

Blatant and unwholesome food marketing is on the rise, and this is certainly bad prognosis for child obesity. It is evident that food marketing impacts a child’s choice of food//, also establishing dietary pattern and food habits that can last a lifetime. The National Heart Alliance (NHA) and...

Twins Taste Trend Inherited – Research Say

Cancer researchers in UK exclaimed children now become fond of tasting vegetables or desserts items rather than foods made of meat// and fish – after surveying about 200 pairs of same-sex twins. ‘Heritability Factor’, was found to be strong in high-protein dishes such as beef, lamb, fish, bac...

Functional Taste Cells Cultured In Vitro

Nancy Rawson, PhD, a cellular biologist who is the principle investigator said that the new technique of in vitro culturing of taste cells would help them to discover molecules that can enhance or block different kinds of tastes.// Researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses Center have succeeded i...

Like a particular taste and hate the other: Well, Blame it on the Brain!

Scientists have now linked the liking of a taste to the brain and its neurons. So it is not you who will be blamed if you dislike the bitter gourd but just love the chocolate.// The study that demonstrated this relation was done on fruit fly Drosophila by Kristin Scott and colleagues. Ac...

Punjabis Transfer Taste From Chicken To Prawns

Chandigarh: The all-pervasive "tandoori chicken" is being slowly nudged away from the plates of food connoisseurs in Punjab and Prawns and lobsters are taking its place//. This seems evident from the response of a large number food lovers who are thronging the ongoing seafood festival in Cha...

Cocoa: Doesn’t Taste Like Red Wine But Has Benefits Like It

Chocolates have been elevated to the level of health friends. In the same league a key ingredient of chocolate cocoa has been shown to have benefits for coronary heart disease. New research suggests that cocoa // may also have a beneficial effect on heart disease and stroke. A research team in ...

Olive oil can do more good than just adding taste to your dish

Inflammation has been linked to a wide range of human diseases, including heart disease, cancer and many others. It is hard to find somebody who has not taken an anti-inflammatory drug to relive pain associated with inflammation. // One of the most common drugs used for the above treatment pu...

More About The Coffee Bean Than Just A Heavenly Taste and Smell

Most of the people in South India wake up to the lovely smell of homemade filter coffee. There is more reason to celebrate for these coffee lovers now, with firm evidence from recent research. // Coffee provides more than just a morning jolt and has been found to contain substances called as an...

Understanding The Link Between Hunger and Taste

According to a recent study researchers say hunger may be associated with an increased ability to taste. For the study researchers // studied 16 men who agreed to skip breakfast. The men had not eaten since 6:30 p.m. the previous evening. Participants were asked to consume sugary, salty or bitter s...

Comprehension of taste receptor

American scientists, have recognised an amino-acid taste receptor.Dr Charles S. Zuker, from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the University of California, San Diego, reports his team's findings in a recent journal. Humans can identify five different tastes — bitter, salty, sour, sweet, a...

Dietary phytonutrients – Secret for the good food to taste ba

Phytonutrients have been associated with cancer prevention and other health benefits. They are trace chemicals and taste bitter, acid or astringent. If phytonutrients have to be consumed then demands of good taste and good health may be wholly incompatible. The bitter phytonutrients protect the ...

Patients Undergoing Tonsillectomy Shows No Change of Taste

Patients undergoing tonsillectomy, or removal of the tonsils, none reported an ongoing dysfunction in their sense of taste following the procedure . Together with the sense of smell and nerve impulses in the mouth, the sense of taste contributes considerably to flavor perception during eating ...

Discerning Sour Taste

A team headed by biologists from the University of California, San Diego has found that the cells and protein responsible to pick up the ‘sour’ taste,// which is the key sensor in the cerebro-spinal fluid. The study, featured on the cover of the August 24 issue of the journal Nature, reports...

Understanding how humans detect sweet taste

The research conducted by the scientist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center described in detail the mechanism behind the detection of sweet// taste by humans. Veronica Galindo-Cuspinera, PhD noted that when saccharin used in high concentration it losses its ability to taste sweet. Then the researc...

Understanding The Role Of Olfaction In Taste

Ramifications for food formulation as fundamental research on food smells finds olfaction is uniquely a "dual" sense, in that the brain perceives the same smell molecule differently if it arrives through the nose, rather than the mouth. // Based on a recent study researchers at Yale Universit...

Hunger Found To Influence Taste

Findings of a recent study suggests hunger may be associated with an increased ability to taste. For the study researchers // studied 16 men who agreed to skip breakfast. The men had not eaten since 6:30 p.m. the previous evening. Participants were asked to consume sugary, salty or bitter solution...
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