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pungency

(pŭn′jĕn-sē) [L. pungens, prick]
The quality of being sharp, strong, or bitter, as an odor or taste.
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Corgan, "Relationship between pyruvate analysis and flavor perception for onion pungency determination," Hortscience, vol.
It is generally accepted that there is a high correlation between levels of enzymatically produced pyruvate (EPY) present in onions and the perception of pungency [12].
As in previous parameters, year had a higher influence on bitterness and pungency than soil management (Table 6).
Neither drying and cooking nor freezing causes chillies to loose their pungency. Chilli peppers are also used for ornament - either the plant with ripe fruit, or the dried ripe chillies threaded on a string to make a ristra.
The fresh-off-the-boat expat chef of WelcomHotel Sheraton's Pan Asian restaurant, Peng Yutao, brings the warmth of the city and the hotness of its famous peppercorns, huajiao, which when combined with red chillies produce the mala ('numbing and spicy'), without whose kickboxing pungency you can't complete a hot pot.
Only three positive attributes -- fruitiness (either green or ripe fruit), bitterness and pungency -- are quantified on the profile sheet.
The taste of Del Monte Mustard NOW is inspired by the tangy regional sauces with the creamy consistency of international offerings and a level of aroma and pungency that is just right.
He went on to isolate the compound, oleocanthal (which is responsible for the pungency in olive oil), and discovered that it had powerful anti-inflammatory action.
Tests in wild chilies linked pungency with vulnerability to drought and to attacks by ants that devour the seeds, he reported June 14 at the Evolution 2009 meeting.
However, the use of this natural antimicrobial in food packaging systems has been restricted due to its high volatility and pungency.
However, many unprotected delivery forms of capsicum have been found to cause users intense discomfort in the mouth, throat or stomach owing to the pungency and natural heatgiving component of red peppers.
Yves Ravey practices a strippeddown, brief version of the contemporary novel, one in which the principle of narrative economy is deployed in an effort to heighten the pungency of fiction.