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Sensory Science: Testing Taste Thresholds

  • Published28 Jul 2014
  • Reviewed28 Jul 2014
  • Source Scientific American

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Every day you taste many different things. People are typically able to detect five basic tastes: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami (also known as savory). Are some flavors easier to detect than others? Find out with this activity.

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