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The human tongue has a sixth sense, and it loves carbs

Posted by Admin on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, In : Taste 

The taste of carbs has a home on the human tongue.

Scientists have long recognized five types of taste buds on the tongue, used for sensing sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami flavors. A recent study by researchers at Oregon State University claims humans can detect a sixth flavor: starch.

Technically, the evidence shows we can taste some polysaccharides, including maltodextrin, which is derived from starch and used in lots of processed foods, including soft drinks, candies, potato chips,...

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