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Research Discovers Sixth Taste

Starchiness has secured its role as one of the now six main tastes. Its debut was published last month in the Oxford digital magazine Chemical Senses.

Daniel Snodgrass, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016

Until recent developments, it was widely accepted by the scientific community that the average human tongue could only distinguish five tastes: sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness and “umami”—a Japanese term that refers to the savory taste of meat and pastas. However, new research presents...

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