Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Food News

Have you ever wonder how flavors are developed?
Most consumers probably don't think twice about the process to create a piece of gum or a bottle of flavored water, but behind these products is a long line of scientists and flavorists who work hard to find the right flavor notes that will have items flying off the shelves. The largest flavoring company in the world, Givaudan, took "60 Minutes" behind the scenes to search for flavors in Mother Nature that are then reproduced in labs and turned into products consumers see on grocery shelves. CBS News/"60 Minutes" Video

Banana Peel Tea
I came across this recipe on the "How to" website. It sounds interesting and worth sharing. This tea is tastier than pills or black tea, and it doesn't need added sugar. Banana peel tea contains 5-HT and 5-HTP, the latter being a a naturally occurring amino acid and chemical precursor as well as metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin and melatonin from tryptophan. I'll let you know how mind turns out.

Studies: Eating speed influences how much we consume
Men eat faster than women, especially at lunch, heavier people tend to consumer calories at a quicker rate than their thinner peers and people who eat faster tend to eat more overall, according to two new studies from the University of Rhode Island. Los Angeles Times

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