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pungent

1. (of wit, satire, etc.) biting; caustic
2. Biology ending in a sharp point
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To control for the pungency results, panelists also rated the saltiness of the three samples - and researchers found there was no statistical difference among them.
The key to making the dish is to have no fear of its pungency and spice.
The Scotch bonnet chilli is also indigenous to the Caribbean and considered some of the hottest chillies in the world with a heat rating of up to 325,000 on the Scoville scale, a universal measure of heat and pungency.
The oils in the competition were rated by a group of international olive oil experts, as well as amateur testers and esteemed judges and renowned chefs who rated each oil's fruitiness, pungency and bitterness while noting any defects that are not allowed in extra virgin olive oil.
Currently, bunching onion research has mostly been focused on yield [8], freezing tolerance [9], resistance to Fusarium oxysporum [10, 11], extraction of medicinal compounds [6, 12], and pungency reduction [13].
Aside from its pungency, it is also prized for its very high aroma that connoisseurs usually look for.
* MILCHILLI (jalapeho): These popular, medium-sized chile peppers have a mild pungency and are commonly picked and consumed while still green.
In the feature "Hold your nose" we look at the chemical nuances of garlic, which, besides its pungency, is notable for its sulphur-containing compounds that include diallyl sulphides, capable of thwarting such nasty food-borne pathogens as Campylobacter jejuni.
Islamabad -- Special Assistant to the PM on Political Affairs Asif Kirmani said that the remarks of Supreme Court judges given to Attorney General were so Pungency for us, while Supreme Court of Pakistan should consider about our reservations.
It's the oils in the seeds that give mustard its pungency. If you use seeds whole, they don't reach their full heat potential but instead add a warm, almost nutty, flavour to dishes.
They accord an element of pungency, take away the raw taste from meats and help in building the texture of grilled items.
The concentration of pyruvate produced by alliinase activity allows assessing the pungency of onions [12,13].