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Taste & Flavour Research


This study involves two 1 hour visits at the Functional Food Centre of Oxford Brookes University
Participants will be trained on how to perform the sensory test in their first visit and in both sessions will be asked to:

  • Taste vegetable soup with different doses of tangy sumac spice
  • Evaluate appearance and flavor of each soup sample
  • Assess the intensity of colour and flavour in each soup sample

Researchers are looking for participants who are:

  • Adults, aged >65 years
  • No allergy to herb, spices and vegetables including celery and tomato
  • Non-smoker
  • Do not have a cold or hay fever ( on test day)
  • Non-pregnant or lactating
  • No disease or medication that may affect taste and smell sensation
  • Ability to attend for two hours testing

YOU will receive (£10) Amazon voucher after you finish the study.

If you are potentially interested in taking part in the study, or are able to display a poster offering the opportunity to others, then please contact Nasim Soleymani Majd by email at


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