Fruit consumption of boys (8–11 years) is related to preference for sour taste

Liem, Djin Gie, Bogers, Rik P., Dagnelie, Pieter C. and de Graaf, C. 2006, Fruit consumption of boys (8–11 years) is related to preference for sour taste, Appetite, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 93-96, doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2005.11.002.

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Title Fruit consumption of boys (8–11 years) is related to preference for sour taste
Author(s) Liem, Djin GieORCID iD for Liem, Djin Gie
Bogers, Rik P.
Dagnelie, Pieter C.
de Graaf, C.
Journal name Appetite
Volume number 46
Issue number 1
Start page 93
End page 96
Publisher Elsevier BV
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publication date 2006-01
ISSN 0195-6663
Keyword(s) sour taste
Summary The present study investigated whether the most preferred balance between sweet and sour taste of children (n=50, 9.2±0.9 yrs of age) are related to their consumption of fruit. Taste preferences were measured with a rank-by-elimination procedure with seven sweet orangeades that differed in added citric acid (i.e. 0.009−0.065 M). Fruit consumption was assessed with a questionnaire that was completed by the children's parents. Results showed that boys' but not girls' most preferred balance between sweet and sour taste was positively correlated with their consumption of fruit: that is, the more added citric acid was preferred the more fruit was consumed. We conclude that preference for high concentrations of citric acid in a sweet context may be associated with the consumption of fruit in boys. In girls, the optimal balance between sweet and sour taste seems to be of less importance; their consumption of fruit may be more influenced by their parents, availability and health related motives.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.appet.2005.11.002
Field of Research 111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Elsevier
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