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Taste Perception of Nutrients Found in Nutritional Supplements: A Review

CSGA (Centre des Sciences du Goût et de l’Alimentation), AgroSup Dijon, CNRS, INRA, Université de Bourgogne-Franche Comté, 21000 Dijon, France
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Nutrients 2019, 11(9), 2050;
Received: 16 July 2019 / Revised: 21 August 2019 / Accepted: 28 August 2019 / Published: 2 September 2019
Nutritional supplements are prescribed when one’s nutritional status is not conducive to good health. These foodstuffs constitute concentrated sources of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and fatty acids. For nutritional supplements to be effective, patients must consume the amount that has been prescribed for the recommended period of time. Therefore, special attention must be given to the sensory attributes of these products. Indeed, the presence of active compounds can cause an off-taste or aftertaste. These negative sensations can lead to a reduction in the consumption of nutritional supplements and reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. In this manuscript, we provide an overview of the sensory characteristics and the sensing receptor mechanism of the main compounds present in oral nutritional supplements, such as amino acids, minerals, fatty acids, and vitamins. Part of this article is devoted to the development of new masking strategies and the corresponding potential influence at the industrial level. View Full-Text
Keywords: nutritional supplements; active compounds; taste; taste receptors; bitter nutritional supplements; active compounds; taste; taste receptors; bitter
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Delompré, T.; Guichard, E.; Briand, L.; Salles, C. Taste Perception of Nutrients Found in Nutritional Supplements: A Review. Nutrients 2019, 11, 2050.

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