Table 3

Hedonic scores for bitter melon-containing food dishes

Texture

Bitterness

Smell

Overall


Food dishes consumed with rice


Chili

6.6 ± 1.6a

5.0 ± 2.2a

6.5 ± 1.7a

5.5 ± 2.8a


Curry

5.6 ± 1.7c

3.3 ± 2.2c

5.5 ± 2.1c

3.5 ± 2.1c


Food dishes consumed with pasta


Tomato Sauce

7.0 ± 1.4b

5.9 ± 2.0b

7.2 ± 1.1b

6.7 ± 1.4b



Soup

6.2 ± 1.7a

5.1 ± 2.3a

6.3 ± 1.8a

5.4 ± 2.3a


Values depict scoring Scale: 1 = extremely dislike; 5 = neither like nor dislike; 9 = extremely like and are represented as mean ± SD

a, b, cMeans within attributes, followed by the same superscript are not different (p < 0.05)

Snee et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:78   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-78

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