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