The human tongue can identify only 5 basic tastes: salty, sweet, sour, bitter, and the fifth, a complicated combination called ‘Umami or ‘savory’ – a heightened flavor that gets many taste-receptors ringing together in the brain. It’s what gets people to have lifelong love affairs with Bolognese, or Marmite, or a loaded cheeseburger!
The goal of all food manufacturers is to create foods that create this umami buzz – to create heightened flavors that get the brain buzzing! But, how do they achieve these flavors? The answers will surprise you and, sometimes, make you go ‘yuck’! Read on!
The Truth behind food flavourings:
Infographic by – The Greenhouse People