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Tip of the Tongue: The 7 (Other) Flavors Humans May Taste
Seven candidates for a sixth basic taste.
salt bitter sour sweet unami
Japanese have the concepts of Goshiki - five colors Goho - five methods Gomi - five flavors Gokan - five senses gokan no mon - five outlooks and viewpoints It may be worthwhile to try to achieve these 5 5s in your meals. To please the palate the eye and more. From Realfood University
Scientists disagree about whether humans can detect more than five basic tastes (sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami).