Latest Sweetness Stories
Obese kids have less sensitive taste-buds than kids of normal weight.
The human tongue has just one receptor type for detecting sweetness but about25 different ones for bitter flavors.
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.
Does having a sweet tooth make you a sweeter person? According to American researchers the answer could be Yes.
New findings may lend insight into why some people are especially sensitive to bitter tastes.
The mere taste of something extremely bitterâ€”even if you don't swallow it at allâ€”is enough to cause that dreaded feeling of nausea and to set your stomach churning.
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.