Volume 88 Issue 11 | pp. 51-52
Issue Date: March 15, 2010

Food That Smells Too Good To Eat

Enhancing the aroma of food might help dieters eat less
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: food, aroma, appetite

Dieters will be delighted if food research under way in the Netherlands fulfills its promise. There, scientists have shown that manipulating food aroma can curb appetite. These findings could enable manufacturers to produce foods that help consumers stick to their diets.

"You can smell aroma in two ways," notes Rianne Ruijschop, who is leading the project at Nizo food research, a contract research company with headquarters in Ede. Aroma inhaled through . . .

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