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Table 4 Taste of different amino acids

From: A review on mechanisms and commercial aspects of food preservation and processing

Taste Amino acids
No taste/barely perceptible taste d-Alanine, d-arginine, l-arginine, d-aspartate, l-aspartate, d-glutamate, l-histidine, d-isoleucine, l-isoleucine, d-lysine, l-lysine, d-proline, l-proline, d-serine, l-serine, l-threonine, d-valine, l-valine
Sweet taste d-Tryptophan, d-histidine, d-phenylalanine, d-tyrosine, d-leucine, l-alanine, glycine
Bitter taste l-Tryptophan, l-phenylalanine, l-tyrosine, l-leucine
Sulfurous taste d-Cysteine, l-cysteine, d-methionine, l-methionine
Unique taste l-Glutamic acid