Food liking and craving: A cross-cultural approach

Debra Zellner, A. Garriga-Trillo, E. Rohm, S. Centeno, S. Parker

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Spanish and American participants rated how much they liked three common sweets and three common beverages listed on a questionnaire. They also named the food or drink for which they had the strongest craving. Cross-cultural comparisons in liking were almost always consistent with cross-cultural comparisons in rates of exposure. In both cultures, among subjects whose cravings could be so classified more females (about 5/8) craved sweet foods than savories and more males (about 5/8) craved savories than sweets. Among sweet cravers, chocolate craving was much more frequent for American females (44.6%) than for American males (17.4%), but no such gender difference occurred for the Spaniards (28.6 and 22.2%). The results argue for a possible physiological basis for the gender differences in sweet/savory craving but against a physiological basis for chocolate craving.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-70
Number of pages10
JournalAppetite
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999

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Zellner, D., Garriga-Trillo, A., Rohm, E., Centeno, S., & Parker, S. (1999). Food liking and craving: A cross-cultural approach. Appetite, 33(1), 61-70. https://doi.org/10.1006/appe.1999.0234
Zellner, Debra ; Garriga-Trillo, A. ; Rohm, E. ; Centeno, S. ; Parker, S. / Food liking and craving : A cross-cultural approach. In: Appetite. 1999 ; Vol. 33, No. 1. pp. 61-70.
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Zellner, D, Garriga-Trillo, A, Rohm, E, Centeno, S & Parker, S 1999, 'Food liking and craving: A cross-cultural approach', Appetite, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 61-70. https://doi.org/10.1006/appe.1999.0234

Food liking and craving : A cross-cultural approach. / Zellner, Debra; Garriga-Trillo, A.; Rohm, E.; Centeno, S.; Parker, S.

In: Appetite, Vol. 33, No. 1, 01.01.1999, p. 61-70.

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Zellner D, Garriga-Trillo A, Rohm E, Centeno S, Parker S. Food liking and craving: A cross-cultural approach. Appetite. 1999 Jan 1;33(1):61-70. https://doi.org/10.1006/appe.1999.0234