I am making a questionnaire about food and one of things people can rate is the taste intensity or taste strength of a vegetable/fruit/nut etc. Right now i just call it taste intensity and people can rate it from 1 to 10. Strawberry has a very rich taste so i would probably give that a high taste intensity score whereas a cucumber tastes very watery so i would give it a low score.

So is there a term that describes 'taste intensity'?

Edit: This is my full rating survey.

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  • hi, i have other tastes people can rate. Please see the picture i've added. Its a survey for a gardener website i'm making
    – Maurice
    Jan 12 '19 at 23:38
  • It possible that different people perceive the intensity of flavors differently. Your "rich tasting strawberry" might not taste so rich to me. What are you trying to learn by surveying gardeners?
    – moscafj
    Jan 13 '19 at 23:55
  • yes but on average people will agree that a strawberry tastes less sour then an orange right?
    – Maurice
    Jan 15 '19 at 16:46
  • also, its a opinion based survey, the whole idea is to give a representation of how sweet people rate a particular strawberry on average for example
    – Maurice
    Jan 15 '19 at 17:14
  • Your taste intensity is like the thickness of the soup/broth?
    – Conifers
    Jul 31 '19 at 3:42

I'd go with "Flavour Intensity"


Another term that comes to mind is flavor pungency which can possibly substitute "flavor strength" and it works synonymically with taste intensity.

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    isnt pungency the same as spicyness? According to the dictionary pungency is saying how hot a food is
    – Maurice
    Aug 1 '19 at 4:44
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    It can be interpreted that way. Perhaps it is best to stick to taste intensity so it can't be applied to any specific such as spiciness. Aug 2 '19 at 17:47

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