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An electronic tongue can identify brands of beer
29 January 2014 11:11
SINC

Spanish researchers have managed to distinguish between different varieties of beer using an electronic tongue. The discovery, published in the journal ‘Food Chemistry’, is accurate in almost 82% of cases.

The Aztec and Maya seed arrives in Europe
2 December 2013 8:58
SINC

From this year, up to 10% of chia seeds may be included in bread, breakfast cereals and bags of nuts sold in the European Union. The seeds of this herb, which the people of Central America have been consuming for centuries, are rich in omega-3, fibre, proteins, anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Oven-baked fish fingers have fewer furans than when fried
24 July 2013 10:06
SINC

Spanish and Portuguese researchers have discovered that fried fish fingers generate more furanic compounds than those baked in the oven. To be precise, there are three times as many when fried with olive oil and twice as many with sunflower oil. These compounds improve the food’s organoleptic characteristics, but are believed to be toxic and carcinogenic.