[NAFEX] Fwd: Super Tasters
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Tue Oct 4 15:30:46 EDT 2005
From another list. Considering how important taste is in fruit, it
seemed fitting for the NAFEX list.
Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at
http://www.bunchgrapes.com Winner of the Garden Writers Association
"Best Talent in Writing" award for 2003.
I was just having a discussion with a family member about grape taste.
cannot stand to eat grape seeds when sampling fresh grapes in the
other hand, I can with little problem. She claims that the taste of the
crushed seed is
just too powerful.
There has been an hour long radio program about a scientist studying
humans. The program is somewhere on the Minnesota Public Radio Archive
the last two months. The program gave advice about how to do an
at home to tell where you fall for # of tastebuds- the more you have the
more you taste.
You take either a green or blue food dye and place it on your tongue.
the tastebuds will reject the color, so you should be able to see them.
less color the
front of your tongue has, the more tastebuds you have. You will need to
tongue to a few other people's using the same test. Within a small
population you should
be able to tell where you fall among tasters: super tasters, normal, or
Finding equally crazy people to go through with the test could be
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