Scientists at Oregon State University Want to Add ‘Starchy’ as the 6th Basic Taste
Posted on Sep 19, 2016
Many people still limit basic tastes to sweet, salty, bitter, and sour. The umami taste has been added to this list seven years ago and new studies propose one more - a sixth basic taste sense! Let's see which one!
1. What Is Umami?
In 2009, Umami was officially considered as the fifth basic sense. It comes from two Japanese words, "umai," which means "delicious" and "mi" which refers "taste." So "umami" translates as "pleasant savory taste."