Where does taste come from? What makes things taste different?

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  • Janet
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    That taste receptors in your tongue. Some pick up sweet, some pick up sour, etc. The neural impulses are put together in your brain, and we experience this as "taste".

  • 5 months ago

    There are taste buds on the tongue that detect salty, sour, bitter, sweet and umami. Umami is that sensation described as roundness or satisfaction found in fish sauce, MSG and simmered tomatoes. All other tastes are from the odor of the food. Most spices add their flavor through smell.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    From the brain and taste buds................................

  • tony
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    People’s tastes also are different because of the sensory capacities for the different tastes. “The sensory capacities of your taste buds are dictated by the structure of the receptors on your taste cells, and on their capacity to excite the process of transmitting the taste message,Our sense of taste comes from receptors on our tongues.Taste comes from the chemical composition of food. The only tastes we can perceive are sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami. The sense of taste begins with the taste buds, located on top of the fungiform papillae, or the large bumps on the tongue. Other taste receptor cells can be found on the palate and in the throat, but the tongue has the most. The fungiform papillae are shaped similar to mushrooms and sometimes swell a little when stimulated.

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