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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Food Research: What’s wrong with the food system? ♦ Steeping temperature and time may affect antioxidants in tea ♦ Health labels influence flavor perception

Health labels influence flavor perception Researchers found that food labels influence the perception of flavor. Light products are considered less tasty. Researchers at a flavor lab organized a flavor experiment with young Gouda cheese for a test audience of 129 people. Without knowing it, the participants tasted the same cheese several times, but each time with a different label, such as 'light' or 'reduced salt'
What’s wrong with the food system? According to the government of Canada, one in eight Canadians will come down with a case of foodborne illness this year. How is it possible that so many Canadians fall victim to a preventable condition? According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the situation is worse in the United States.
Adding calcium, Vitamin D and prebiotic dietary fibre to a beverage made of whey can have huge health benefits for those who drink it.
Steeping temperature and time may affect antioxidants in tea Tea is the most highly consumed beverage in the world next to water. The methods of preparing the beverage varies throughout the world and also depends on the type of tea. Researchers found that the temperature and length of time tea leaves are steeped affects their antioxidant properties and differs across types of tea

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