Are You a Supertaster?

Is someone in your life a picky eater? It may be that this person is actually a supertaster! What is a Supertaster? Each of the tastebuds on a tongue is designed to pick up a single flavor: sweet, salty, bitter, sour, or umami. Taken together, all the flavors encountered by the tastebuds become the overall experience of tasting food. Supertasters experience food with a greater intensity than the rest of the population as a result of having a larger number of tastebuds (the opposite of non-tasters who experience many foods as bland because they have relatively fewer tastebuds). … [Read more...]