News — Bitters
Bitters and how do they work:
So why would we have bitters? Bitter tastes are usually produced by plants to protect themselves against predators, plants produce chemical compounds, many of which are bitter tasting and even poisonous. That is why we have a negative reaction to bitters (to protect us from being poisoned). But bitter is one of the original four basic t
Bitters. The name says it all - but what exactly are they used for and why? Humans are able to distinguish between 5 tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Unami (savoury) In our western diet we do not consume the taste of bitter that often as we are predisposed to liking the taste of sweet or salty. Also,bitter tastes normally serve as a warning to stop us eating toxic compounds but did you know that some bitter substances actually impart a health benefit? In particular they help to support our detoxification pathways and digestion. Traditionally bitters have been used for years....