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Key odorants in Wagyu beef could help explain its allure

Meat's distinctive marbling, juiciness and succulent taste are enhanced by its sweet aroma.

Wagyu beef — often referred to as Kobe beef in the U.S. — is renowned for its soft texture and characteristic flavor and has become one of the world's most sought-after meats. In a study appearing in the Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry, scientists report that they have detected several key odorants that contribute to the beef's alluring aroma.

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