Close up of monosodium glutamate (msg), a flavor enhancer in many Asian foods and one of the main causes of the umami and kokumi flavour sensation.

Umami – The 5th Taste

November 17, 2014 smitsa 0

Umami flavour makes for a fascinating story because of the molecular nature of this sensory sensation. For many years, it was thought to be an […]

A blonde woman clutching her stomach and suffering food poisoning from something like botulism.

The Problem Of Botulism

November 5, 2014 smitsa 1

Botulism is thankfully one of those rare food poisoning events but it is still a fatal condition. Clostridium botulinum is the causative agent which releases […]

nut milks

Nut Milks

November 5, 2014 smitsa 1

We are probably quite familiar with probiotic micro-organisms and milk products which contain them like yoghurts. Have you ever thought that vegetable and nut milks […]