Chemical reaction that explains the appeal of the bacon sandwich
A complex chemical interaction in the meat is what produces the winning combination of taste and smell in a bacon buttie, according to an expert.
The reaction between amino acids in the bacon and reducing sugars in the fat is what provides the simple snack with its appeal, according to Elin Roberts, science communications manager at the Centre for Life education centre in Newcastle.
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