Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Not just 5 taste senses! Humans can taste fat! Experts suggest Fat is one of the senses involved in eating.

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Humans can taste fat! Experts suggest Fat is one of the senses involved in eating.

'Since then, molecular biologists have theorized that humans may have as many as 20 distinct receptors for such tastes as calcium, carbonation, starch and even water. The data supporting each vary widely, but one contender for a sixth taste has begun to stand out from the rest: fat.'

Washington Post | 'Fat might be the sixth basic taste' by Julie Wan at June 4 Washington / USA Time

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/fat-might-be-the-sixth-basic-taste/2012/06/04/gJQAt218DV_story.html?tid=sm_gplus_wp


Below: a picture of a fat Zebra I photographed last year in Mpumalanga!


Caption: Photo by Marc Aupiais!

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