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28 November 2016

Controlled taste tests

Controlled taste tests involving volunteers from various cultures suggest that our tongues may be able to register more different types of basic taste than previously thought. A few years ago, umami, a distinctive savoury taste, was added to the more traditional list of sweet, salty, bitter and sour. Recent surveys indicate that in future, ‘starchy’, the taste associated with carbohydrate rich foods like rice, bread or pasta, may also have to be included. No wonder so many of us find carb cravings so difficult to resist.

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