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Table 3 Hedonic scores for bitter melon-containing food dishes

From: Strategies to improve palatability and increase consumption intentions for Momordica charantia(bitter melon): A vegetable commonly used for diabetes management

  Texture Bitterness Smell Overall
Food dishes consumed with rice     
Chili 6.6 ± 1.6a 5.0 ± 2.2a 6.5 ± 1.7a 5.5 ± 2.8a
Curry 5.6 ± 1.7c 3.3 ± 2.2c 5.5 ± 2.1c 3.5 ± 2.1c
Food dishes consumed with pasta     
Tomato Sauce 7.0 ± 1.4b 5.9 ± 2.0b 7.2 ± 1.1b 6.7 ± 1.4b
Soup 6.2 ± 1.7a 5.1 ± 2.3a 6.3 ± 1.8a 5.4 ± 2.3a
  1. Values depict scoring Scale: 1 = extremely dislike; 5 = neither like nor dislike; 9 = extremely like and are represented as mean ± SD
  2. a, b, cMeans within attributes, followed by the same superscript are not different (p < 0.05)