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Stimulate the taste buds! Japanese developers claim electric bowls and spoons make food 'saltier'04:34

Stimulate the taste buds! Japanese developers claim electric bowls and spoons make food 'saltier'

Japan, Tokyo
October 19, 2022 at 19:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Japanese developers created spoons and bowls that use electricity to make food tastier, as can be seen in the footage filmed in Tokyo on Wednesday. Kirin Holding's new products enhances the taste of low-sodium foods.

Footage shows Ai Sato from the Health Science Division of Kirin explaining the mechanism of electric bowls and spoons, as well as an office worker of the company, Noriko Kogen trying these products.

"Japanese people have a food culture that originally likes strong flavours, but if you suddenly change to a light-flavour diet, you may feel less satisfied with your meal, and your appetite may decrease. So, I decided to develop this new tool, Electric Salt, to solve the hurdle of changing to a lighter, healthier diet," said Ai Sato.

She told that the products which are called 'Electric salt' in Japanese, features Electric taste sensation technology which uses weak electricity to enhance and control the taste of food.

"For example, in the case of a spoon, the tip of the spoon, the part that touches the food, is an electrode, and an electric current flows toward the food. Also, the back of the handle, here. The part that touches the hand is an electrode and when you eat with this spoon, a weak electric current flows through the food and produces an electric taste effect," told the Japanese developer.

Noriko Kogen tried the low-sodium miso soup at level two and she said that it was very tasty with a strong salty and umami taste.

"The intensity of flavour was totally different between level two and level four, with level four having a very strong flavour," she added.

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Japanese developers created spoons and bowls that use electricity to make food tastier, as can be seen in the footage filmed in Tokyo on Wednesday. Kirin Holding's new products enhances the taste of low-sodium foods.

Footage shows Ai Sato from the Health Science Division of Kirin explaining the mechanism of electric bowls and spoons, as well as an office worker of the company, Noriko Kogen trying these products.

"Japanese people have a food culture that originally likes strong flavours, but if you suddenly change to a light-flavour diet, you may feel less satisfied with your meal, and your appetite may decrease. So, I decided to develop this new tool, Electric Salt, to solve the hurdle of changing to a lighter, healthier diet," said Ai Sato.

She told that the products which are called 'Electric salt' in Japanese, features Electric taste sensation technology which uses weak electricity to enhance and control the taste of food.

"For example, in the case of a spoon, the tip of the spoon, the part that touches the food, is an electrode, and an electric current flows toward the food. Also, the back of the handle, here. The part that touches the hand is an electrode and when you eat with this spoon, a weak electric current flows through the food and produces an electric taste effect," told the Japanese developer.

Noriko Kogen tried the low-sodium miso soup at level two and she said that it was very tasty with a strong salty and umami taste.

"The intensity of flavour was totally different between level two and level four, with level four having a very strong flavour," she added.