A vegetal burger at the headquarters of Swiss group Firmenich. Aromatics experts can call on a vast digital library of ingredients to come up with the perfect, beef-like flavour to make a veggie burger taste just like real deal. Photo: AFP A vegetal burger at the headquarters of Swiss group Firmenich. Aromatics experts can call on a vast digital library of ingredients to come up with the perfect, beef-like flavour to make a veggie burger taste just like real deal. Photo: AFP
A vegetal burger at the headquarters of Swiss group Firmenich. Aromatics experts can call on a vast digital library of ingredients to come up with the perfect, beef-like flavour to make a veggie burger taste just like real deal. Photo: AFP

How AI can make a veggie burger taste meaty by suggesting flavour combinations human experts might not think of

  • Vegetable proteins can mimic the texture of meat but have a fruity or beany aftertaste. Flavour scientists use AI to help give such products a meaty taste
  • Artificial intelligence can mine a database of flavours – like ‘a piano with 5,000 keys’ – to suggest combinations that mimic the taste of, say, barbecued meat

Topic |   Artificial intelligence
A vegetal burger at the headquarters of Swiss group Firmenich. Aromatics experts can call on a vast digital library of ingredients to come up with the perfect, beef-like flavour to make a veggie burger taste just like real deal. Photo: AFP A vegetal burger at the headquarters of Swiss group Firmenich. Aromatics experts can call on a vast digital library of ingredients to come up with the perfect, beef-like flavour to make a veggie burger taste just like real deal. Photo: AFP
A vegetal burger at the headquarters of Swiss group Firmenich. Aromatics experts can call on a vast digital library of ingredients to come up with the perfect, beef-like flavour to make a veggie burger taste just like real deal. Photo: AFP
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