The impression of airplane food varies from person to person. Some like it, while many don’t. But nevertheless, alcohol is something offered by the services of companies that do not defraud those who consume it. Travelers have many options to choose from on board. However, there one drink in particular that can give you a superior taste experience while on board: the Bloody Mary. According to science, It tastes better at 9 thousand meters of height.
According A study of 2016 carried out by a group of researchers from the Cornell University published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, tomato juice, also known as the main ingredient in a Bloody Mary, it tastes better in the air due to the noise level on an airplane which influences the human perception of taste.
To reach their conclusion, the team had 48 participants will sample a variety of tomato juices with different flavor profiles, including sweet, salty, and bitter options. While tasting the juices, the team increased noise levels and asked the participants to rate the intensity of each flavor throughout the process. The team discovered that the noisier the environment, the harder it was for participants to detect sweetness. However, salty flavors (known as “umami”) they were still easy for the participants to grasp.
Is about a cocktail with a centuries-old history. The Bloody Mary is believed to was first made in 1921 and that it was prepared by a French bartender named fernand petiot at Harry’s New York Paris Bar, mixing to equal parts vodka and tomato juice. Later, when petiot moved to the U.S as head of King Cole Bar at the Saint Regis Hotel in New York, changed the formula by refining the cocktail, adding salt and pepper, lemon juice, and touches of Worthestershire sauce (Perrins) and a few drops of red Tabasco sauce.
“Our study confirmed that in a noisy environment, our sense of taste is compromised. Interestingly, this was specific to the flavors sweet and umami, with the sweet flavor inhibited and the umami flavor significantly enhanced,” he said. robin Giving, assistant professor of food sciences at Cornell, wrote about the study findings. “The multisensory properties of the environment where we consume our food can alter our perception of the food we eat.”
The scientists of Cornell They are not the only ones who confirm this tasty find. German airline Lufthansa also commissioned A study made by him Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics of Germany, who found thatthe combination of dryness and low pressure also reduces the taste buds’ sensitivity to both sweet and salty by 30%. This once again points to the fact that umami-rich foods are, in fact, the ones that taste best in the air.
“The multisensory nature of what we consider ‘flavor’ is undoubtedly underpinned by complex central and peripheral interactions,” he added. Donation. And he concluded: “Our results characterize a novel sensory interaction, with intriguing implications for the effect of the environment in which we consume food.”