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Posts tagged sweetness

October 23, 2007

 

Ice-Cream In A Bowl

A Sweet Tooth Means a Numb Tongue

Ice cream seems to be the worst offender in terms of calories. Is there a reason why it has to be so very fattening?

May 23, 2006

 

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How Hunger Affects Taste

You know how they say you should never go grocery shopping when you're hungry?

September 27, 2003

 

Osmosis and Applesauce

This process is called osmosis; it dilutes the sugar-water inside the cells. But all the water coming in raises the pressure inside the cells so that eventually, the cell walls burst.

September 27, 2003

 

Taste and Smell

One of the more puzzling consequences of old age is a decreasing ability to appreciate the taste of a fine meal. Actually, the problem is not only a matter of taste. It also has to do with smell. When we eat something, we rely on a combined sense of taste and smell to experience flavor. [...]

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