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Flavor Filled Taste

How foods fit the 5 Tastes?


There are 5 flavor points on the tongue. All flavors fall into one or more of the categories listed below. In order to distinguish flavors you need a the blend of these 5 tastes to make food palatable. 


BITTER – Kale, collards, mustard greens, parsley, endive, celery, arugula, grain beverage

SALTY – Sea salt, tamari, miso, sea vegetables, sesame salt, umeboshi plum, pickles

SWEET – Corn, cooked onions, squash, yams, cooked grains, cooked cabbage, carrots, parsnips, fruits

SOUR – Lemon, lime, sauerkraut, umeboshi plum, fermented dishes, pickles

PUNGENT – Ginger, garlic, raw onions, white radish, red radish, scallions, wasabi, spices

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