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Exploring natural products for new taste sensations.
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PMID:  21797169     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
This paper discusses the discovery of uncommon taste or trigeminal active compounds and their associated sensory analysis using human tasting panels with the aim of enhancing the overall taste experience whilst reducing where possible the sugar and salt content of foods. The first example outlines the discovery of the sensory quality attributes of (R)-2-(carboxymethylamino)propanoic acid, named (R)-strombine, as assessed by a panel of 47 subjects to confirm its contribution to the typical taste of scallop muscle. The second example discusses the pungency and trigeminal effect of polygodial, which is compared with piperine and capsaicin, as well as the elucidation of a new structure eliciting a trigeminal effect, (+/-)-trans-2,3,3a,7a-tetrahydro-1 H-indene-4-carbaldehyde, discovered in Amomum tsao-ko. Finally, the time intensity trigeminal effect of (-)-menthol is compared with (1R,2RS,4RS)-1-isopropyl-4-methylbicyclo[3.1.0]hexan-2-ol, named dihydroumbellulol, a new cooling compound obtained by hemi-synthesis from umbellulone extracted from Umbellularia californica Nutt.
Christian Starkenmann; Isabelle Cayeux; Anthony A Birkbeck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chimia     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0009-4293     ISO Abbreviation:  Chimia (Aarau)     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373152     Medline TA:  Chimia (Aarau)     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  407-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Firmenich SA, Corporate R&D Division, P.O. Box 239, CH-1211 Geneva 8.
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