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UF/IFAS researchers creating an ‘Artificial Intelligence Connoisseur’

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February 7, 2022

Can a computer “taste” a tomato or a blueberry? Well, not exactly, but it can tell scientists which volatiles in these fruits make them taste good, say University of Florida researchers. UF/IFAS breeder and geneticist Marcio Resende wants ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS
Tags: #aiatuf, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Blueberries, Harry Klee, Horticultural Sciences, Marcio Resende, Patricio Munoz, Smell, Taste, Taste Panels, Tomatoes, UF Sensory Lab

Sensory lab helps UF/IFAS breeders know which fruits, veggies taste, smell best


October 29, 2020

Not long ago, about 200 consumer panelists went to the University of Florida Sensory Testing Lab to taste a new blueberry developed by UF/IFAS scientists. Turns out, they liked the flavor of the ‘Sentinel’ blueberry, said its breeder, Patricio ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Charles Sims, Food, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Fruit, Patricio Munoz, Smell, Taste, Testing, UF Sensory Lab

New blueberry variety honors benefactor and UF alumnus Alto Straughn


October 29, 2020

When Patricio Muñoz developed the University of Florida’s newest blueberry variety, he wanted to name the fruit in honor of Alto Straughn, a longtime, strong supporter of UF’s blueberry breeding program. “A ‘sentinel’ is a watcher ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: 'Sentinel', Alto Straughn, Blueberry, Cultivar, Horticultural Sciences, Market, Patricio Munoz, Smell, Taste

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 scientists identify natural compounds that enhance humans’ perception of sweetness


January 15, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida taste scientist Linda Bartoshuk and her colleagues want to play a trick on you — but it’s for your own good. The UF team has identified a group of naturally occurring compounds that enhance the ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Bartoshuk, Charlies Sims, David Clark, Harry Klee, Natural Sweetener, Smell, Taste

UF researchers uncover secret recipe from nature for a great-tasting tomato

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May 24, 2012

Click here for high-resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Supermarket tomatoes that taste like heirloom tomatoes are closer to reaching grocery aisles as a result of a discovery from the University of Florida. A team ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS
Tags: Flavor, Harry Klee, Heirloom Tomatoes, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Linda Bartoshuk, Smell, Taste, Tomato, Tomatoes, University Of Florida

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