chapter  8
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LABORATORY: SENSORY EVALUATION OF FOODS

The four basic tastes are sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. Humans are variably sensitive to compounds provoking these tastes. The lowest concentration that can be recognized as one of the basic tastes is known as the recognition threshold. The objective of this exercise is to determine the approximate recognition threshold concentrations of salty, sour, sweet, and bitter solutions.