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What Are the 5 Tastes?

What Are the 5 Tastes?

They’re not a Doo Wop group!  The 5 tastes are taste sensations that can be categorized into five basic tastes of: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and pungent. Taste is important because it senses both harmful and beneficial foods, called adversive or appetitive. For example, Sweetness helps to […]

Pungent food list

Pungent food list

The pungent taste is the hottest of all five tastes and can be found in numerous vegetables (chili peppers, garlic, and onions) and in spices (black pepper, ginger, and cayenne). The difference between spicy and pungent is negligible. In small amounts, the pungent taste can […]


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