Suppression of Bitterness Using Sodium Salts
A second experiment revealed that suppressing bitterness with a sodium salt in a bitter/sweet mixture causes an increase in sweetness. This suggests adding salt to a food matrix will not only increase salt perception, but also potentiate flavor by differential suppression of undesirable tastes such as bitter, while increasing more desirable tastes such as sweet.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: May 1, 2001
International Journal for Chemistry and Official Membership Journal of the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS) and its Divisions
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