Flavor Investigator

21
Jun

Flavor Investigator: Wasabi

Found as a green, spicy, paste on sushi plates across the country, wasabi (Wasabia japonica or Eutrema japonicum) is a plant of the Brassicaceae. This genus includes other pungent foods […]

14
Jun

Flavor Investigator: Sage

Sage (Salvia Officinalis) is a hardy, evergreen, perennial shrub known for its grayish-green, velvety leaves covered in fine hairs. Furthermore, the plants flowers comes in a range of colours including […]

07
Jun

Flavor Investigator: Dill

Dill (Anethum graveolens), is a herbaceous, yellow-flowered annual herb known for its anise and lemon notes depending on the variety chosen. Dill’s name is derived from the Norse word dilla, […]

31
May

Flavor Investigator: Rosemary

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) an aromatic and versatile herb, is a part of the mint family Lamiacae which includes herbs such as basil, mojoram and oregano. This woody, perennial evergreen shrub […]

24
May

Flavor Investigator: Onions

Coming in all shapes and sizes, the onion (Allium cepa L.) is a vegetable from the genus Allium.  This humble vegetable has limitless uses in cooking because when used in […]

17
May

Flavor Investigator: Coffee

Coffee is prepared from roasted coffee beans which are seeds of the berries from the Coffea plant. The berry is now cultivated from over 70 countries around the world, with […]

10
May

Flavor Investigator: Peanuts

In the United States peanuts are the most consumed nut as it comprises 67% of all nut consumption. Despite its name peanuts are actually legumes as it belongs to the […]

03
May

Flavor Investigator: Lemon

Lemon (Citrus limon (L.)) is a species of fruit from the flowering plant family Rutacae (citrus family) that originated from Asia.  However, today they are now grown commercially worldwide in […]

26
Apr

Flavor Investigator: Strawberry

This week’s article will move on to discuss the flavour of one of the most popular fruit flavour – the strawberry. This well known fruit is a hybrid species of […]

19
Apr

Flavor Investigator: Chocolate

Chocolate like vanilla is ranked as one of the most popular flavours in North America and Europe. It can be found in a variety of different applications such as candies, […]

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