Flavours

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  • sweet
    • 4 basic tastes
    • these are on the tip of the tounge, found in low molecular carbs like fructose and glucose.
  • flavours
    • 4 basic tastes
    • food flavours
      • monoterpenes
  • salt
    • found on the side of the tounge. potassium salts can be bitter and unpleasant
  • sour
    • bitter
      • food flavours
        • monoterpenes
      • essential oils
        • oleoresins
          • these are less voletile flavours that come from plants, herbs and spices. they are extracted from the plants by solvents.
        • terpenoids
          • - substances containing magensium, calcium and ammonium ions are bitter.
            • bitter
            • -this is detected on the side of the tounge soem foods need acid to make them sour.
              • sour
              • found on the side of the tounge. potassium salts can be bitter and unpleasant
              • these are less voletile flavours that come from plants, herbs and spices. they are extracted from the plants by solvents.
              • this is a very large grou of molecules.
                • terpenoids
                • this is the most common type of food flavours, they come from plants and are extracted from steam distilation or pressure.
                  • essential oils
                  • strongest odars. the more carbon atoms in the food the less voletile and less odar.

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