Sweet and sour preferences during childhood: role of early experiences.

  title={Sweet and sour preferences during childhood: role of early experiences.},
  author={Djin Gie Liem and Julie A Mennella},
  journal={Developmental psychobiology},
  volume={41 4},
We investigated the effects of early experience on sweet and sour preferences in children. Eighty-three children were divided into four groups based on the type of formula fed during infancy and age. By using a forced-choice, sip-and-swallow procedure, we determined the level of sweetness and sourness preferred in juice. Children who were fed protein hydrolysate formulas, which have a distinctive sour and bitter taste and unpleasant odor, preferred higher levels of citric acid in juice when… CONTINUE READING
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