"Fat" is now a taste

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 09, 2010

In addition to sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami, Australian scientists have found evidence that humans can also taste fat.

"We found that the people who were sensitive to fat, who could taste very low concentrations, actually consumed less fat than the people who were insensitive," Keast told AFP. "We also found that they had lower BMIs (Body Mass Indexes)."