Accession Number : AD0713510

Title :   ALTERATION OF TASTE QUALITIES THROUGH NATURAL PRODUCTS,

Corporate Author : ARMY NATICK LABS MASS

Personal Author(s) : Bartoshuk,Linda M.

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The investigation concerns the sensory basis of palatability; specifically, the effects on the taste of foods of some rather remarkable substances derived from two plants, Gymnema sylvestre and Synsepalum dulcificum (more commonly called miracle fruit). These substances are of interest not only because of their potential use in enhancing flavor but also because they can help to elucidate the complex relationship between chemical structure and taste quality. The purpose of this paper is to present historical, chemical, and sensory information on these two plants and to suggest applications. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TASTE, *PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY), (*PLANTS(BOTANY), TASTE), (*PERCEPTION, TASTE), PHYSIOLOGY, FOOD, SENSES(PHYSIOLOGY), FRUITS

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE