Friday, July 25, 2008

Acupuncture and Flavor Enhancement

Now, the title of this post could suggest that getting an acupuncture treatment would improve one's sense of taste. There is no doubt that acupuncture has a wide range of therapeutic uses, and benefiting the taste buds is probably one of those things that can happen secondarily as the body is brought closer to a state of balance. However, this post is not about how you can improve your sense of taste by receiving acupuncture treatments. It is about how the food you eat can get acupuncture before it hits the packed ice at the market, and thereby taste better.

A fish company in Osaka has been performing acupuncture treatments on tuna. They claim that the treatments calm the fish, making them less likely to thrash around when they are in the throes of death. They also claim that the tuna that receive acupuncture don't have to be doused with chemicals to stay fresh.

Read the article here.

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