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Jan 14, 2012 07:39 AM

Fat is the 6th Taste

A recent study appears to have identified a human receptor that allows us to taste fat. Pretty interesting.

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  1. OK, so Saturday afternoon is probably not a good time to post a new thread. This is some really cool food dork stuff though - hence the bump.

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    1. re: MGZ

      The science may be new, but we've known that "fat is flavor" for a long time.

        1. re: babette feasts

          But, in a sense, that's truly the point. In other words, it's no wonder why "low fat" recipes taste like sh*t - they are missing a fundamental taste element and our palates recognize it. It's basically no different than not having any salt in a dish. It also suggests the science behind the ability to "train" one's tastes to not miss a flavor by eliminating it for long enough.