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WHERE DID BITTERS GO?  Is bitter the forgotten taste? We all know in the standard American diet we’re bombarded with sweet and salty, but what about sour and bitter – where did these go? Why are our bodies able to detect these tastes in food, yet we’re not consuming foods that actually contain these tastes. Throughout history, digestive bitters have been commonly used to promote digestion. As humans organized early medical systems, we see mention of bitters in almost every culture, from Ayurveda and Chinese medicine to the original bitter liquids of the Mediterranean. Bitters tap into our body's inherent...

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Unlike salt and sweets, flavors from herbal bitters are derived from countless different substances that differ in their chemical composition, while contributing to a consistent taste. Of our five flavor profiles, what makes bitters so unique and beneficial for health? Herbal bitters are — as the name implies — an infusion that’s created from predominantly bitter ingredients. These ingredients comprise aromatics and botanicals that can include any combination of herbs, roots, bark, fruit, seeds, or flowers.  Herbal Bitters And Their Effect On Well-being Different bitter substances may possess varying detoxifying, antioxidant, lipid-lowering, anti-inflammatory or antibacterial effects, while others primarily serve...

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