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Fat Is the 6th Taste Sense

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  • Fat...can be tasted in all places. But probably it is most pronounced in the back of the tongue or the back of the throat.
  • In a new study, researchers at Purdue University learned fat interacts with our taste buds similar to how the other five basic tastes do. But they also learned that fat tastes different from everything else.
  • Fats contribute strong odor. They contribute mouth feel or texture.
  • There are suggestions that calcium tastes exist. That carbon dioxide is unique. That water has a unique taste sensation.
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