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News: Food trends; 5th taste unveiled…

Since its discovery 102 years ago by a Japanese scientist, “umami” has been the object of fascination by chemists and avant-garde chefs determined to discover the secret of the so-called “fifth taste”.

But now the esoteric flavour – described as the trigger for the sensation of deliciousness when detected by the brain alongside the primary tastes of sweet, salty, sour and bitter – is about to jump from the rarefied surroundings of Michelin-starred restaurants and university labs to the high street, with the arrival of umami in a tube. Click here to read the full article in the Independent…


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News: Food Trends

Exotic and classic flavors are predicted to lead consumer foods trends in 2010, according to Wild Flavors, Inc.

Each year, Wild suggests ongoing consumer trends that will have the most impact on food and drink markets, particularly in beverage, culinary infusions and healthful formulations.

The company sees the need for new products to adopt taste modifications that include new sweetening systems, notably stevia, salt reduction and vitamin and mineral fortification.

In beverages, Wild predicts floral and fruit combinations will be found in more mainstream products, as will classic sweet flavors such as honey and fresh sweet mint.
Also, gourmet and artisan varieties of mustard, black garlic and other herb and spice varieties, as well as cooked and roasted fruits, are expected to be more prevalent this year, according to the company.

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