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Scientists discover starchy 'sixth taste'


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"Every culture has a major source of complex carbohydrate," said Dr Lim. "The idea that we can’t taste what we’re eating doesn’t make sense."While it isn't clear exactly which part of the tongue is responsible for this new taste, Dr Lim believes that it makes sense from an evolutionary perspective as carbs are a good source of energy. - See more at: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/298556/scientists-discover-starchy-sixth-taste"

Shouldn't the article say newly discovered taste buds? rather "the newly discovered taste".  It seems the taste was always there, we just didn't know how and where we tasted it.  I know semantics, but it's been one of those days at work.


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23 hours ago, UM-Bot said:

New research has revealed that we are actually able to detect six, rather than five distinct tastes.


I look forward to more discoveries like this. I bet the other senses include more variables  with people too. 

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