12 Sep '16, 3am

We have a sixth taste (and it totally legitimizes our love of carbs)

We have a sixth taste (and it totally legitimizes our love of carbs)

Scientists from the University of Oregon have identified a sixth taste, one that can recognize the taste of starch all on its own, reports IFL Science . This sixth taste joins the ones we already know about: salty, sweet, sour, bitter and the more recently recognized umami (savory). Until now, it's been believed that humans could only detect starch because of its relationship to sweet since starch breaks down into sugars. But scientists used special preparations to test whether volunteers were able to detect glucose oligomers (starch) independent of sweet.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/We-have-sixt...

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