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1 Years ago

Water may be key to understanding sweetness

A cranberry, honey or a candy bar - which tastes the sweetest? These foods contain sugars that humans can perceive differently. A cranberry seems tart, whereas a candy bar can be excessively sweet, and honey is somewhere in the middle. Now researchers have shown that the perception of sweetness depends on molecular interactions between specific sugars and water in the saliva.

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