The bitter truth is sweeter than we thought

Read Time: 10 min (image © Achim Schleuning / CC-BY-SA-4.0) Cocktail bitters like Angostura and Peychaud’s have pedigrees going back to the 1830s. Looking like something out of a Victorian …

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The chemical warfare on your plate

Read Time: 9 min The fascinating story of how natural insecticides in plants can be good for us, but how wheat has evolved the ability to turn an insect’s immune …

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How can bitter foods be good for us when they taste so bad? – Resolving the paradox

Read Time: 13 min Keir Watson presents his carefully argued hypothesis based on evolutionary considerations of hunter-gatherer feast-famine cycles, that explains why bitter foods stimulate cellular functions essential for health.

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