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UF researchers find new sugar substitutes in citrus that could change food and beverage industry


September 19, 2022

LAKE ALFRED, Fla.—Americans’ love affair with sugar can be a deadly attraction that sometimes leads to major health problems, including obesity and type 2 diabetes. Finding natural, non-caloric sugar substitutes is desirable but challenging. ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Flavor, Natural Sweetener, Plant Breeding, Ruth-borger.borger, Sugar, Sugar Substitutes, Yu Wang

UF researchers find genes responsible for several flavor compounds in strawberries

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August 10, 2022

In their quest to improve strawberry flavor, University of Florida scientists have found the genes behind several aromatic chemicals that enhance the fruit’s taste. These findings will help UF/IFAS researchers Vance Whitaker and Seonghee ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness
Tags: Aroma, Compounds, Consumers, Flavor, Genetics, Growers, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Plant Breeding, Seedlings, Strawberries, Taste, Vance Whitaker, Zhen Fan

UF study shows why ‘aromatic’ blueberries taste better

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August 3, 2022

They may be called “aromatic” blueberries, but they don’t just smell nice -- they taste good. University of Florida scientists now know why: These fruits contain just the right genetic combination to produce the chemistry required for ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Aroma, Charles Sims, Consumers, Flavor, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Horticultural Sciences, Patricio Munoz, Plant Breeding, Taste, Terpene, UF Sensory Laboratory, Volatiles

Brewers savor the candy flavor of some Florida-grown hops

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June 7, 2022

Brewers like the flavor and aroma that come from Florida-grown Cascade hops, says a University of Florida Extension agent. They say it tastes a little like candy. Matt Smith admits his sample size is small thus far – only seven brewers ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness
Tags: Aroma, Brewers, Cascade, Craft Beer, Flavor, Florida Grown, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Hops, LED Lighting, Matt Smith, Plant Breeding, Tampa Bay, Trials, UF IFAS Extension, Zhanao Deng
Carolina and her brothers and boyfriend smiling at the camera at her UF graduation

Improving Consumer Health with Saltiness-Enhancing Volatile Compounds

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March 7, 2022

Join us for the next installment of FSHN Research Journeys, which follows the research of graduate students in the Food Science and Human Nutrition program at UF. Today's guest poster is Carolina Krivoy Sekler, a first-year master's degree student ... READ MORE

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Tags: Carolina Krivoy Sekler, Dr. Charles Sims, Dr. Linda Bartoshuk, Flavor, Food Volatiles, FSHN Research Journeys, Nose Bump, Nose Bump Technique, Research Journeys, Research-journeys-food-science-ms, Salt, Saltiness-enhancing Volatiles, Taste, Taste Panel, Volatiles

New white, red varieties from UF/IFAS featured at this year’s Florida Strawberry Festival

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March 2, 2021

PLANT CITY, Fla. --- If you attend this year’s Florida Strawberry Festival, bear in mind that University of Florida scientists put a lot of effort into finding genetic traits that make the fruit flavorful for consumers and abundant for farmers. As ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops
Tags: Alpine Strawberries, Breeding, Cultivars, Disease, Flavor, Florida Strawberry Festival, Florida Strawberry Growers Association, Strawberries, Vance Whitaker, White Strawberries

Tomato juice with UF/IFAS-bred Garden Gem pleases palates


October 21, 2020

Florida-grown tomatoes – particularly the UF/IFAS-bred Garden Gem – pack a tasty punch for tomato juice, new University of Florida research shows. By and large, the biggest market for Florida tomatoes remains food services. They’re ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Breeding, Flavor, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Garden Gem, Horticultural Sciences, Paul Sarnsoski, Sam Hutton, Smell, Taste, Taste Panels, Tomato Juice, Tomatoes, UF Sensory Lab

UF/IFAS Hopes to Grow Vanilla, Meet Consumer Demand

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June 12, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- For dessert, how about a scoop of ice cream flavored with vanilla from Florida’s farmers? Because so many consumers enjoy vanilla, University of Florida scientists hope to help Florida farmers grow the bean. Consumers ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agribusiness, Alan Chambers, Cultivar, Disease, Elias Bassil, Flavor, Horticultural Sciences Department, News, Tropical Research And Education Center, Vanilla

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