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February 5th, 2020
John P. Munafo
"Mushroom Flavor Chemistry- The Science Behind the Fascinating Flavor of Mushrooms"
Enhancement of both flavor and the health-promoting properties of edible mushrooms presents a substantial opportunity for improving the quality of the global diet. This talk will provide a broad overview of the newly established 'Mushroom Flavor Science' research program at the University of Tennessee, provide the fundamentals of mushroom flavor (both aroma and taste) and discuss flavor measurement techniques using modern laboratory instrumentation coupled with human sensory studies.
Dr. John P. Munafo is an Assistant Professor of Flavor Science and Natural Products Chemistry in the Department of Food Science at the University of Tennessee. His research on flavor chemistry consists of identifying and measuring key flavor molecules in foods, including edible mushrooms. His work in natural products chemistry centers on the discovery and characterization of potential health promoting molecules found in plants and fungi.
As always, try to come around 6:15 to meet, greet, and share in some snacks!
IT'S THE LAW
In 2010, fungi were incorporated into Chile's Environmental Law (No .19,300, General Bases of the Environment, 1994) such that the Ministry of Environment must ensure fungi are classified in a national inventory using scientific and IUCN Red-Listing criteria.
MCG features monthly meetings each year between February and November on a variety of fungi-related topics. To view some of our previous meetings go HERE.
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