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Nutrient Effect on the Taste of Mineral Waters: Evidence from Europe

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Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Kamýcká 129, 165 00 Prague 6, Czech Republic
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Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcká 129, 165 00 Prague 6, Czech Republic
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Department of Sustainable Technologies, Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcká 129, 165 00 Prague 6, Czech Republic
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Foods 2020, 9(12), 1875; https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9121875
Received: 12 October 2020 / Revised: 7 December 2020 / Accepted: 10 December 2020 / Published: 16 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Food Physics and (Bio)Chemistry)
In this study, 15 selected bottled mineral waters from chosen European countries were tested for their mineral nutrient contents. In particular, six important nutrients (Ca2+, Mg2+, Na+, K+, HCO3, Cl) were measured using atomic absorption spectroscopy. The content of mineral nutrients in all sampled mineral waters were compared to their expected content based on the label. Consequently, their taste was evaluated by 60 trained panelists who participated in the sensory analysis. The results from both the atomic absorption spectroscopy and sensory analysis were analyzed using the regression framework. On the basis of the results from the regression analysis, we determined to what extent the individual mineral nutrients determined the taste of the mineral water. According to the regression results, four out of six analyzed nutrients had a measurable impact on taste. These findings can help producers to provide ideal, health-improving nutrients for mineral water buyers. View Full-Text
Keywords: mineral water; sensory analysis; consumer preference; atomic absorption spectroscopy; mineral nutrients mineral water; sensory analysis; consumer preference; atomic absorption spectroscopy; mineral nutrients
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Honig, V.; Procházka, P.; Obergruber, M.; Roubík, H. Nutrient Effect on the Taste of Mineral Waters: Evidence from Europe. Foods 2020, 9, 1875. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9121875

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Honig V, Procházka P, Obergruber M, Roubík H. Nutrient Effect on the Taste of Mineral Waters: Evidence from Europe. Foods. 2020; 9(12):1875. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9121875

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Honig, Vladimir, Petr Procházka, Michal Obergruber, and Hynek Roubík. 2020. "Nutrient Effect on the Taste of Mineral Waters: Evidence from Europe" Foods 9, no. 12: 1875. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9121875

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