Study: Burgers Really Do Taste Better With Pickles
Chattanooga, TN – Pulse:
If you like pickles on your burgers you’re far from alone. Oxford University researchers have officially found that pickles enhance a burger’s taste, appearance, and texture. Researcher and food scientist Professor Charles Spence says the acidity of pickles cuts through the rich umami flavor of the meat, and also adds a satisfying crunch. Spence also surveyed UK adults and found 51 percent said they opt to remove pickles from their burgers, with the most common reason being they dislike the taste (23%), another 16 percent said they dislike the texture, and four percent said they’ve never tried pickles, but they dislike the idea of them. Twelve percent simply said they’d rather eat pickles on their own.