[NAFEX] which fruits taste best?

Stephen Sadler Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Mon Sep 21 14:56:09 EDT 2009


You can buy a test strip,
(http://www.indigo.com/test-strips/gph-test-strips/ptc-taste-test-strips.htm
l).  There are two chemicals used in test trips - thiourea is the more
common one.  The more super your taste, the more bitter the strip.  You can
also test using grapefruit; even the sweetest varieties will be unpalatable
to most supertasters.  These tests are not considered definitive, but
correlate pretty well.  

Here's a test considered definitive (but I think a combination of the two
types of tests is definitively definitive):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/articles/senses/tongue_experimen
t.shtml

~ Stephen,
supertaster

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How does one test for 'super taster' status?

Betsy Hilborn
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