Do you think that only the ingredients affect the taste of food? Is it is only the contents of the food that gives us satiety? If you think so, then think again.
According to various studies and research, it was proven that even utensils can affect the taste of the food that we eat. According to both scientific and psychological concept, the shape, size, material, design and type of utensil impact the taste of the food.
Want to know how? Here are some ways utensils change the taste of food:
It is said that yogurt looks thicker and tastes sweeter when eaten with a lighter spoon such as those of plastic as compared to those of silver.
In an experiment, it was found that the cheese, when eaten from a sharper object such as a knife, would appear saltier than when it is eaten from a blunt object such as a toothpick or a fork.
It was found in a survey that the color of the utensil affects the taste of the food to a great extent. In another survey, it was found that hot chocolate tastes better in an off white or orange colored mug.
The food tastes saltier when eaten in blue vessels but it appears sweeter when kept in white vessels. For example, white yogurt will taste sweeter when eaten from a white spoon than the black spoon.
When you cook a dish in iron utensils or keep a food item in some iron utensil, it changes the color and taste of the food. Do you know why? It is because while cooking the food in that utensil, the iron particles get mixed with the cuisine thereby changing its color and taste. Iron utensils are even good for health. People who have an iron deficiency are normally advised to eat in an iron vessel.
Have you ever drunk water from a clay pot? If so, then you might have noticed that the taste differs from the regular water. This water tastes wonderful and is more soothing. It is because the nutrients of the clay are infused in the water. This is why, a chulah and mud vessels were used for cooking the meals in ancient times. Clay utensils contain vitamins and minerals that are mixed with the cuisine thereby changing its taste.
Now you know that utensils play a key role in the taste of the food. So, the next time you cook or serve food, you should keep these tips in mind and then choose the utensils wisely.
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