Du awarded grant for flavor study at TWU

Xiaofen Du (nutrition & food sciences) has been awarded a $64,000 grant from Firmenich Aromatics for her study of consumer liking for flavored waters with sugar reduction at different levels. Formula for flavor with different types of flavors, beverage secondary functions and different levels of sugars will be provided by Firmenich, then the consumer study will be conducted at TWU. The project will help to understand what are the optimum and tolerant sugar levels for the selected flavored waters and how a secondary function adds value to consumer liking.