The Sixth Taste – scientists have discovered it! Do you know it?
The Sixth Sense – sweet, salty, sour, bitter. In Ayurveda there’s astringent, too. And umami also exists – from the Japanese, that can be translated as “pleasant savory taste”, used for a more general sense of “delicious food”. And now scientists “discovered” that people taste starch as its own flavor. Various carbohydrate solutions were given to volunteers and the result was that “Asians would say they tasted like rice, while Europeans and Americans described it as bread-like or pasta-like, like eating flour.” Rice or pasta, maybe not so healthy, but… I love it. Do you like starch flavor too?
But then I can’t help but wondering… what’s the flavor of butter and olive oil? Maybe soon there’ll be the 7th taste too…
Hope you enjoy a fabulous week with many smiles! Thanks for the sweet comments!
See you on Friday, with Friday Feelings!