Researchers discover a new flavor
There are currently five basic flavors: sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami. However, a research published in the journal Chemical Senses states that there is a new taste: fat.
The researchers called this new flavor of oleogustus, which in Latin is the union of the words oil and taste. However, if you are imagining that this new flavor is something like a good fatty picanha or a four-cheese pizza is very much mistaken. The oleogustus is very bad! "It's not the type of fat we love. The creaminess and viscosity we often associate with fatty foods is due to triglycerides, a molecule with three fatty acids that does not give a taste, but a mouthfeel," explained the professor of science of nutrition Richard D. Mattes of Purdue University, United States, and one of those responsible for the interview in Time.com.
To get an idea of what this taste is, imagine that you fried a food for long time in the frying pan and then ate it. That's about it. "It will not be pleasurable and you probably will not want to eat it again. The food industry has known this for some time and so it tries to keep the concentration of these fatty acids low," says Mattes. However, in small concentrations this taste can be pleasurable, as can bitter chocolate and coffee.
Classifying a new flavor helps to better understand food. Thus, it is possible to understand the functioning of the sensory system and improve the quality and safety of food, reducing cardiovascular diseases, among other problems. It is important to remember that the excess of fats, especially trans and saturated ones, can favor a series of health problems.
It is a type of diet that preaches high protein intake and low carbohydrate intake - in general, more than 40% of the daily diet is reserved for the nutrient. There is not a single diet of the protein, but a group of diets in this model. Proteins ingested in these diets are usually of animal origin, such as meats, fish, eggs and dairy products (cheeses, yogurts, curds, etc.
It is widely used for circulatory problems and diseases linked to poor blood circulation, however, it should not be consumed in natura, due to some toxic compounds. Does Indian chestnut diet? There are no studies on the potential for weight loss in India nuts. It has important properties for slimming common to other oleaginous, as the potential to increase satiety, due to its amount of fibers and proteins.