[NAFEX] Black Currant taste
tolenio at sentex.net
Wed Mar 10 10:05:48 EST 2004
"Moyer, Richard" wrote:
> <snip> b) An off flavor to one person is an acquired, even preferred flavor component to another. Hence when
> saying if 'Consort' works for you, go for it, I don't imply that differences in rust resistant cultivars are
> minimal or nuanced. For some folks, certain 'Consort' flavors simply will not be noticed, or even be
> preferred. <snip>
Also remember that the palate changes over time. Whether the palate just becomes less sensitive with age, or
over time taste buds die off (to some degree) it does change, and feelings change regarding what is good.
A young child may spit out onions, only to enjoy them as a teenager. I have seen this in my own children.
June 28, 2000
by Phil Lempert
"As babies, we have thousands of taste buds on our tongues as well as on the sides and roof of the mouth. It's
why we were very sensitive to different foods. As we age, the taste buds begin to disappear from the sides and
roof of the mouth, leaving taste buds mostly on our tongue. The remaining taste buds eventually become less
So as you age, flavors that were too intense may become quite pleasant, and smaller nuance can be lost.
Always go back and re-taste fruit with aquired experience.
Hardiness Zone 5b
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