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Researchers have discovered a chemical that specifically blocks people's ability to detect the bitter aftertaste that comes with artificial sweeteners such as saccharin.
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There are five known tastes detected by the human tongue, -- sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami (a protein-rich taste found in foods like soy sauce) -- but according to Australian researchers a sixth taste may soon be added to that list.
Calcium may not come to mind when you think of tasty foods, but in a study appearing in the January 8 issue of JBC, Japanese researchers have provided the first demonstration that calcium channels on the tongue are the targets of compounds that can enhance taste.
As anyone suffering through a head cold knows, food tastes wrong when the nose is clogged, an experience that leads many to conclude that the sense of taste operates normally only when the olfactory system is also in good working order.
Scientists have found out how people can taste the bubbly sensation from carbonated beverages.
In 1767, chemist Joseph Priestley stood in his laboratory one day with an idea to help English mariners stay healthy on long ocean voyages.
A study of 62 soldiers found that smokers had fewer and flatter taste buds than nonsmokers, researchers in Greece said.
The same mechanism that helps you detect bad-tasting and potentially poisonous foods may also play a role in protecting your airway from harmful substances, according to a study by scientists at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. The findings could help explain why injured lungs are susceptible to further damage.
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