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Sugar does not melt in your mouth but decomposes [Registered]

University of Illinois researchers have demonstrated that sugar, on consumption, doesn’t melt, it decomposes. “This discovery is important to food scientists and candy lovers because it will give them yummier caramel flavours and more tantalizing textures. It even gives the pharmaceutical industry a way to improve excipients,” said Professor Shelly J. Schmidt leading the research. Food scientists could use the new findings to manipulate sugars and improve their products’ flavour and consistency. “Certain flavor compounds give you a nice caramel flavour, whereas others give you a burnt or bitter taste. Food scientists will now be able to make more of…

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