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Research Shows Humans Have Distinct Taste for Fat

Move over sweet and salty: Researchers say we have a distinct and basic taste for fat, too. But it's not nearly as delicious as it sounds. The scientists propose expanding our taste palate to include fat along with sweet, salty, bitter, sour and relative newcomer umami. A research team at Purdue University tested look-alike mixtures with different tastes. More than half of the 28 special tasters could distinguish fatty acids from the other tastes, according to a study published in...

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