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Synonyms for pungency

wit having a sharp and caustic quality

a strong odor or taste property

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The panelists were unaware that the cheese samples were identical, and rated the pungency of the blue cheese significantly higher in the cow barn setting than in the sensory booth or the virtual park bench.
Pungency in these onions is a market-based trait depending on consumers' preferences and it is normally measured by pyruvic acid content [19].
Fruits are bright yellow when mature with high pungency and aroma.
Even though most of the men on board couldn't stand the pungency of the red powder, it provided the much needed vitamin and saved their lives until the winds pushed them to their final destination.
Although it will happen slowly, prepared mustards in jars (not the seeds or powders) lose their pungency over time.
The aim of this paper was to characterize different onion landraces belonging to Bianca di Pompei cv in terms of main quality parameters for this crop (volatile compounds, organic acids, sugars, polyphenols, antioxidant activity, and pungency).
The oil of Cornicabra is valued for its high stability and food sensory characteristics [36], with medium bitterness and pungency mainly due to the content in total phenols [37] and high oleic acid and low linoleic acid content [38].
/ Even a small book, because / boredom can be very big." This quotation is a perfect example of the pungency of each page, striking to the core of a child's definition of books.
The pungency of the oil offsets the fresh bitterness of the olives.
What: A garlic grower by trade, Andrea digs into the details of cultivating and preserving these mighty bulbs, as well as how to play up their delectable pungency in your culinary pursuits.
The braised dish came with mash potatoes and glazed carrots, the stew just the right amount of sweet to kill the meat's pungency, but not the taste.
Each of those eight chillies registers an eye-watering 1 million units on the Scoville Scale, invented by American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville to measure the pungency of chilli peppers.
The index is named after the recently developed Kalsec[R] HeatSync[TM] Systems, designed to control the timing, intensity and location on the palate of heat (pungency) for specific application requirements.
Color is a direct reflection of pungency and is measured in ASTA units.
The midharvest Frantoio is rich and creamy, with a kiss of pungency. The tate-harvest Tuscan blend, mild with a nose of ripe black olives, has caught on at Paso Robles restaurants like Artisan, where summer figs come with olive oil gelato and saba caramel.