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Scientists discover our taste for bread


September 6, 2016
By New Scientist

Until recently it was believed that humans could only detect five primary tastes (sweet, salty, sour, bitter and, more recently, umami (savoury)), but now researchers claim we’re capable of tasting a starchy flavour too. Juyun Lim, associate professor of food science and technology at Oregon State University, conducted the research, which suggests our palate can detect carbohydrates found in foods such as pasta, potatoes and bread, reports the New Scientist. | READ MORE