Influence of oat gum, guar gum and carboxymethyl cellulose on the perception of sweetness and flavour

Yrjö Mälkki, Raija-Liisa Heiniö, Karin Autio

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Abstract

The influence of three pseudoplastic hydrocolloids, oat gum, guar gum and carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) on sensory perception of sweetness and flavour was studied in model systems at two viscosity levels. The sweeteners studied were sucrose, fructose and aspartame, the flavour substances ethyl caproate, a-pinene and cinnamic acid. Sweetness was best perceived from oat gum solutions and most weakly from guar gum solutions. The effect of the composition of the thickener on the perception of sweetness was greater than that of viscosity. Reduction of sweetness by hydrocolloids was weaker for aspartame than for fructose or sucrose. In the perception of flavours, both the total length of perception and the time-intensity pattern were more dependent on the model aroma substance than on the thickener. Possible explanations for the differences are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525 - 532
Number of pages8
JournalFood Hydrocolloids
Volume6
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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