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In good taste

In good taste

作者:全散蛀  时间:2019-03-07 11:14:02  人气:

By Andy Coghlan TASTE buds on rats’ tongues have shown how we sense monosodium glutamate, a fundamental taste component together with bitter, sweet, salty and sour. Researchers say that the new result highlights how evolution has fine-tuned our mouths to be sensitive to the nutritional content of food. Monosodium glutamate is a meaty flavouring often added to Chinese and far eastern cuisine. Better known as umami, a Japanese word meaning “delicious savoury taste”, the monosodium glutamate taste applies equally to glutamate alone, a raw amino acid found in meat. Despite its oriental connections, umami is widespread in the Western diet,