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THE SWEET TASTE

Many people, though by no means all, enjoy sweet dishes. Yet even those who are happy to skip desert and head straight for the cheeses confess to enjoying some form of sweetness during the day albeit they are more likely to limit their sugar intake than those who yearn for the desert course to arrive. All living things are in competition with each other for energy, which may explain why so many of us desire the sweet taste so much since sweetness indicates a food source that is high in energy. Sweet dishes are synonymous with “sugar” – but not all sugars are the same particularly with regard to how sweet they may or may not taste or how many nutrients they may or may not contain. Understanding how “sugars” influence the taste and flavour of our dishes is key to understanding the role that sweetness plays in the food we consume. Then there are the health implications of sweet dishes. Health implications? There is wide-spread consensus amongst the scientific community that sugar, when eaten …