Scientists create a fork that simulates the taste of salt
Japanese researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a fork prototype that uses electric stimulation to simulate the taste of salt. The fork is battery powered and features a conductive cable, which completes a circuit when the cutlery touches the tongue, electrically stimulating the taste buds.
The product would be a great alternative for people with high blood pressure problems and who need to reduce salt intake due to sodium.
This fork prototype creates the salty and sour feel and has adjustable levels of stimulation, since each person has unique taste buds. To elaborate this prototype were spent only $ 18.00 on electronic components.
It is not yet known when or if this fork will be marketed. However, if this happens it will be necessary to carry out a calibration procedure on the product, because when taken to the limit it provides a metallic taste.
The researchers also stated that highlighting the sweet taste is very difficult, so a version of the food fork sweets will probably not be performed.
The National Sanitary Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) banned the distribution and marketing of three batches of Friolack cheese. In a statement, Anvisa stated that the lots were contaminated by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, capable of causing listeriosis and infections in the central nervous system and other problems.
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