What’s the Difference between a Food’s Taste and its Flavor?

What’s the Difference between a Food’s Taste and its Flavor?

We came across an interesting factoid (taste vs. flavor) while reading about a new scientific discovery. Apparently 5 tastes are not enough, a sixth one  has emerged, according to scientists. You’re probably familiar with sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. Then … Continue reading

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Why is Bitter Food Healthy?

Why is Bitter Food Healthy?

Less than 8% of the calories we consume are from bitter foods. But perhaps we need to increase that percentage. It turns out that the bitter taste is an expression of the antioxidants that are so healthy for us: flavonoids in … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Horseradish [Like how it got its name]

10 Things to Know About Horseradish [Like how it got its name]

1. Horseradish is the ugly brother of the crowd favorite condiment triumvirate (ketchup, mustard, and mayo). It has been around for thousands of years. 2. Horseradish is the root of the Armoracia rusticana plant. Its cousins are wasabi, mustard, broccoli … Continue reading

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