Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Scientists Discover Sixth Taste

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The desire to delve into a whopping great bowl of pasta or devour a huge bag of crisps comes to many of us - and now scientists from Oregon State University believe they have discovered a sixth taste which could be fuelling our carb cravings.

Until now, it was believed that humans could only detect five different primary tastes: sweet, salty, sour, bitter and, added to the list seven years ago, umami. But now researchers claim we're capable of tasting a 'starchy' flavour too.

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