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Record number 365715
Title Fruit consumption of boys (8-11 years) is related to preferences for sour taste
Author(s) Liem, D.G.; Bogers, R.P.; Dagnelie, P.C.; Graaf, C. de
Source Appetite 46 (2006)1. - ISSN 0195-6663 - p. 93 - 96.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2005.11.002
Department(s) Global Nutrition
VLAG
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2006
Keyword(s) food preferences - vegetable intake - young-children - mothers - predictors - behavior - sweet
Abstract 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. (c) 2005 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
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