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
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
You can scarcely find a tasty, heirloom tomato in the grocery store. But University of Florida scientists helped discover a way to enhance tomato smell and taste. Breeding efforts over the last half century have emphasized traits that are important ... READ MORE
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
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
When you think of February, you might dream of a Happy Valentine’s Day, roses and romance. If you live in central Florida, you might also want to buy the very best strawberries. Many local fields are rife with the red fruit. Wael Elwakil, ... READ MORE
Sweet corn, a food favorite for many consumers, serves as a major crop for Florida. Earlier research by UF/IFAS scientists led to an even sweeter sweet corn dubbed “supersweet” because it has more sugar than other types of the staple crop.
Now, ... READ MORE
Normally, University of Florida scientists such as Harry Klee gauge the taste and aroma of their new tomatoes by letting volunteers test them at the UF Sensory Lab in Gainesville. But now, people from across the globe who grow tomatoes in their ... READ MORE
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
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