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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

An aromatic tomato could be looming – a la heirloom varieties, say UF scientists

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March 7, 2022

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

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Aroma, Biochemical Pathway, Denise Tieman, Flavor Compounds, Genetics, Harry Klee, Horticultural Sciences, Nitrogen, Nitrogenous Volatiles, Taste, Tomatoes
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

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

In the heart of Florida’s strawberry season, an expert explains why they’re so wonderful

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February 2, 2022

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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Breeding, Economic Impact, Featured, Fruit And Vegetable Production, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Harvest, Hillsborough County, Special Topics, Strawberries, Strawberry Season, Taste, UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County, Valentine's Day, Wael Elwakil

UF scientists sequence genome of the supersweet corn you’ve nibbled for 20-plus years

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February 23, 2021

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

Category: Agriculture, Crops
Tags: Breeding, DNA, Genome Sequencing, Horticultural Sciences, Marcio Resende, Production, Supersweet Corn, Sweet Corn, Taste

Global gardeners help UF tomato breeding program; will send growth, flavor data to lab


January 12, 2021

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

Category: Crops, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Amateur Plant Breeders, Citizen Science, Data, Gardeners, Harry Klee, Production, Seeds, Taste, Tomatoes, UF/IFAS Advancement, Varieties

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

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