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 (săk′ər-ĭn, -ə-rēn′, -ə-rīn′)
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of sugar or saccharin; sweet.
2. Having a cloyingly sweet attitude, tone, or character: a saccharine smile.
3. Excessively sentimental: "It was enough for him to rely on sentiment ... and saccharine assertions about The Home" (Kate Millett).

sac′cha·rine·ly adv.
sac′cha·rin′i·ty (-ə-rĭn′ĭ-tē) n.
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Noun1.saccharinity - the excessive sweetness of saccharin
sweetness, sweet - the property of tasting as if it contains sugar
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Taste is classified into four categories of amino acid: saccharinity (threonine, serine, glycine, and alanine), amino acid with sulfide (methionine, cystine), fragrant amino acid (phenylalanine, tyrosine), and essential amino acid (threonine, valine, methionine, isoleucine, leucine, phenylalanine, histidine, lysine, and arginine) (Lim et al., 2014).
Productivity is high (150-200 kg/ha) and is stable with grape juice saccharinity 20-22 % and acidity 9-11 g/L.
It's not an album for the cynical; those who want to can find saccharinity and echoes of self-help.