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Almond bitterness, origin and industrial implications

The Experience Gastronomy and products

Tuesday 15, 12:45h - 13:15h | Hall 6 - Auditorio EXPERIENCEFree access
15-09-2020 12:4515-09-2020 13:15Europe/MadridAlmond bitterness, origin and industrial implications

Reasons for different almond bitterness perception are explored. Benzaldehide released when almond kernel is broken is the cause for it. Consumers perceive it through retronasal way. Acceptability depends on its concentration and total rejection can  even happen. Some industrial processes can reduce benzaldehyde concentration, but some not. Thus, bitter almonds are critical for some food recipies and not for others. Several acceptability studies when bitter or sweet almonds are used will be presented. Current legal limits in some countries for bitter almonds use will be discussed, from the food safety point of view.

Hall 6 - Auditorio EXPERIENCE

Reasons for different almond bitterness perception are explored. Benzaldehide released when almond kernel is broken is the cause for it. Consumers perceive it through retronasal way. Acceptability depends on its concentration and total rejection can  even happen. Some industrial processes can reduce benzaldehyde concentration, but some not. Thus, bitter almonds are critical for some food recipies and not for others. Several acceptability studies when bitter or sweet almonds are used will be presented. Current legal limits in some countries for bitter almonds use will be discussed, from the food safety point of view.

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Almendrave

Alimentaria & HOSTELCO 2020
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