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  1. sweeter

    Sweetness is a basic taste most commonly perceived when eating foods rich in sugars. Sweet tastes are generally regarded as pleasurable. In addition to sugars like sucrose, many other chemical compounds are sweet, including aldehydes, ketones, and sugar alcohols. Some are sweet at very low concentrations, allowing their use as non-caloric sugar substitutes. Such non-sugar sweeteners include saccharin and aspartame. Other compounds, such as miraculin, may alter perception of sweetness itself. The perceived intensity of sugars and high-potency sweeteners, such as Aspartame and Neohesperidin Dihydrochalcone, are heritable, with gene effect accounting for approximately 30% of the variation.The chemosensory basis for detecting sweetness, which varies between both individuals and species, has only begun to be understood since the late 20th century. One theoretical model of sweetness is the multipoint attachment theory, which involves multiple binding sites between a sweetness receptor and a sweet substance. Studies indicate that responsiveness to sugars and sweetness has very ancient evolutionary beginnings, being manifest as chemotaxis even in motile bacteria such as E. coli. Newborn human infants also demonstrate preferences for high sugar concentrations and prefer solutions that are sweeter than lactose, the sugar found in breast milk. Sweetness appears to have the highest taste recognition threshold, being detectable at around 1 part in 200 of sucrose in solution. By comparison, bitterness appears to have the lowest detection threshold, at about 1 part in 2 million for quinine in solution. In the natural settings that human primate ancestors evolved in, sweetness intensity should indicate energy density, while bitterness tends to indicate toxicity. The high sweetness detection threshold and low bitterness detection threshold would have predisposed our primate ancestors to seek out sweet-tasting (and energy-dense) foods and avoid bitter-tasting foods. Even amongst leaf-eating primates, there is a tendency to prefer immature leaves, which tend to be higher in protein and lower in fibre and poisons than mature leaves. The 'sweet tooth' thus has an ancient heritage, and while food processing has changed consumption patterns, human physiology remains largely unchanged.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SWEETER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sweeter is ranked #86005 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sweeter surname appeared 217 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Sweeter.

    94.9% or 206 total occurrences were White.
    2.7% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sweeter in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sweeter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of sweeter in a Sentence

  1. Ovid:

    How little you know about the age you live in if you think that honey is sweeter than cash in hand.

  2. Thabiso Monkoe:

    The harder the challenge the sweeter the victory”

  3. Joe Willock:

    I’m an Arsenal player so it does makes it a bit sweeter, (Manager Steve Bruce) told me to come on, run around and get in the box to try and score goals. I’m happy I was able to do that.

  4. François Fénelon:

    All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.

  5. Eliza Schuett:

    This lightened-up vegan carrot cake bread is the perfect snack when you want something a little sweet yet healthy, pro tip : add an extra quarter-cup of brown sugar for a sweeter bread fit for dessert. To keep it on the lighter side, omit the icing.

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