After developing VR glasses to create 3D worlds, Japan now introduces chopsticks that can produce a salty taste in low-sodium foods.
Developed by Meiji University professor Homei Miyashita and Japanese beverage company Kirin Holdings. They collaborated to develop the electric chopsticks to help those looking to reduce salt intake. Foodies, are you curious about how chopsticks produce this salty flavor?
These electric chopsticks are equipped with a small computer embedded in the bracelet. When the user is using chopsticks, the bracelet must be worn at the same time. The electric chopsticks work by imitating a tongue at the end of a metal, then the metal conducts an electric current to affect the ions in sodium chloride and monosodium glutamate, allowing the tongue to detect saltiness nearly 1.5 times faster.
If you imagine it is quite scary if you have to lick metal with an electric current, but it’s been tested and proven to be effective! Would you like to try these chopsticks if they came to Indonesia, Foodies?