Sixth Sense

Sixth Sense

We’ve always known there were five different taste receptors on our tongues: salty, bitter, sweet, sour, and umami. Now scientists have coined a potential sixth taste, known as Oleogustus. The name is Latin, meaning “taste of fat” which is, quite frankly, what it is. Like other tastes, Oleogustus has both a unique chemical signature and is able to trigger specific receptors in taste buds. Most people are only able to recollect the feeling of the chemical in their mouth, a product of its triglyceride heavy composition, and not the less than pleasant taste.Close Up Photo Of Healthy Human Tongue Taste Buds Macro

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