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The 5th category of taste perception

About the taste, chinese always use 4 words to describe: sour, sweet, bitter and hot (or spicy). However, we studied science in our school, there are 4 categories: Sour, sweet, bitter and salty.

Then, do you heard about “umami”? That is new for me. That is the 5th category of taste perception. That is “meaty taste”, or in chinese: 鲜味.

Read more from wikipedia.


About Allen Choong

A cognitive science student, a programmer, a philosopher, a Catholic.

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