THE EFFECT OF HYDROCOLLOIDS ON PERCEPTION OF BITTERNESS AND ASTRINGENCY IN MODEL SYSTEM
 
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Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2007;57(Special issue 3A):143–146
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The influence of food gums (guar, xanthan, arabic) and carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) on bitterness and astringency of caffeine and tannic acid has been studied. The study was performed in critical concentrations (c*) for particular hydrocolloids as well as for values above and below c*. The ability of hydrocolloids to reduce the astringency and bitterness was evaluated using the method of taste indicator and expressed as a percentage of unreduced sensation. The results indicated that the ability of hydrocolloids to mask the astringency and bitterness was differential and depended both on the concentration and the type of the hydrocolloids used. CMC indicated the highest ability to mask bitterness and astringency among the hydrocolloids. It was found that the ability of these polymers to reduce the astringency was increasing above the c* concentrations.
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