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The tastes

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The gustatory system or sense of taste is the sensory system that is partially responsible for the perception of taste. Taste is one kind of simulation in the tongue. It helps notice the flavor of a food or a drink. It is also necessary to know all kinds of tastes that the tongue can sense. Let us dive into the tastes.

TASTE KINDS:  

  1. Sweet
  2. Sour
  3. Salty
  4. Pungent
  5. Bitter
  6. Astringent

DEFINITIONS: 

Sweet: 

Firstly, Sweetness is a basic taste most commonly perceived when eating foods that are very much rich in sugars. Sweet taste is generally regarded as pleasurable. The sweetness can be due to sugar, honey, or saccharin. The traditional name – MADHURA.

Sour: 

Secondly, This has a unique acid taste. This taste also resembles the vinegar or lemon juice. It produces the characteristic of a substance that includes fermentation into it. This is mostly unpleasant. The traditional name – AMLA.

Salty: 

Thirdly, Food that contain the seasoning of salts, mostly resembles like the sea water. This taste is the most important of all, because only this adds flavors to all food varieties that you prepare. The traditional name – LAVANA

Pungent: 

Fourthly, Foods that literally have a very strong or a sharp smell, This smell is really unpleasant. And sometimes, the smell can be strongly painful. The traditional name – KATU

Bitter: 

Fifthly, This is a disagreeable flavor. Bitterness can neither be salty nor sour. It is a harsh taste, that is mostly in green tea and red wine. The traditional name – TIKTA.

Astringent: 

Lastly, A dry sensational taste. This taste binds proteins with saliva.

 

 

ALSO READ: Know your carbohydrates

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