Varied taste of sweeteners may be determined by genetics

08/22/2013 | FoodNavigator

Genetics may play a role in the way that sweeteners are perceived, according to a new study from Penn State. Taste receptor genes are thought to influence the way artificial sweeteners are perceived, possibly explaining why some consumers find some sweeteners to be sweet, while others find them to be both sweet and bitter, indicating that food and beverage companies may benefit from using a range of sweeteners.

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