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the senses and food © british nutrition foundation 2010

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learning objectives · to appreciate the different senses that are involved in eating food · to name the senses that are used in tasting food and drink · to recognise the 5 basic tastes · to use appropriate sensory vocabulary when describing food © british nutrition foundation 2010

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which senses do we use a range of senses are used when eating food these senses are · sight · smell · hearing · taste · touch a combination of these senses enables you to evaluate a food © british nutrition foundation 2010

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appearance the size shape colour temperature and surface texture all play an important part in helping to determine your first reaction to a food often if a food does not look appetising then you will not eat it appearance is therefore vitally important if you want your food to be eaten and enjoyed © british nutrition foundation 2010

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appearance useful words to describe appearance stringy heavy flat fizzy crystalline cuboid dull firm flaky crisp fluffy hard sticky dry crumbly lumpy smooth mushy fragile © british nutrition foundation 2010

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appearance what words would you use to describe these foods © british nutrition foundation 2010

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odour the nose detects volatile aromas released from food an odour may be described by association with a particular food e.g herby cheesy fishy the intensity can also be recorded odour and taste work together to produce flavour this is the reason why people with a blocked nose find it difficult to determine the flavours of foods © british nutrition foundation 2010

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odour useful words to describe odour aromatic floral perfumed rotten acrid musty fragrant pungent bland rancid tart strong weak spicy tainted savoury citrus mild scented © british nutrition foundation 2010

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odour what words would you use to describe these foods © british nutrition foundation 2010

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sound the sounds of food being prepared cooked served and eaten all help to influence our preferences © british nutrition foundation 2010

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sound what words would you use to describe these foods © british nutrition foundation 2010

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taste the tongue can detect five basic tastes · bitter · salt · sour · sweet · umami taste may be described by association with a particular food e.g meaty minty or fruity the intensity can also be recorded e.g mild or strong cheddar © british nutrition foundation 2010

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what is umami umami is a savoury taste often known as the fifth taste it is a subtle taste and blends well with other tastes it was discovered by dr kikumae ikeda from tokyo imperial university japan in 1908 he undertook research into dashi a traditional japanese stock made from kombu kelp umami has its own distinct savoury taste often associated with ripe tomatoes and cheese © british nutrition foundation 2010

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taste useful words to describe taste sweet zesty sour bland strong spicy cool warm sharp rancid citrus tainted bitter hot rich tart mild weak umami tangy salty acidic savoury © british nutrition foundation 2010

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taste what words would you use to describe these foods © british nutrition foundation 2010

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