Suppression of bitterness by sodium: variation among bitter taste stimuli.

@article{Breslin1995SuppressionOB,
  title={Suppression of bitterness by sodium: variation among bitter taste stimuli.},
  author={Paul A S Breslin and Gary K. Beauchamp},
  journal={Chemical senses},
  year={1995},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={609-23}
}
Taste interactions between salts (NaCl, LiCl, KCl, L-arginine:L-aspartic acid, Na-acetate and Na-gluconate) and bitter-tasting compounds (urea, quinine HCl, magnesium sulphate, KCl, amiloride HCl and caffeine) were investigated. In each study binary combinations of three or four concentrations of one bitter compound with four concentrations (0, 0.1, 0.3 and 0.5 M) of one salt were rated for bitterness and saltiness using the method of magnitude estimation. In most cases, perceived bitterness… CONTINUE READING