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The human tongue has just one receptor type for detecting sweetness but about25 different ones for bitter flavors.
If you don't like the taste of pork, the reason may be that your genes cause you to smell the meat more intensely, according to a new study.
A new study provides a long-sought explanation for the beneficial fat-fighting effects of black pepper.
While high-fat foods are thought to be of universal appeal, there is actually a lot of variation in the extent to which people like and consume fat.
Scientists from the Monell Center report that seven of 12 related mammalian species have lost the sense of sweet taste.
About five years ago, animal studies first revealed the presence of entirely novel types of oral fat sensors or receptors on the tongue.
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