Interesting facts about our tongues

Our tongues are incredible muscles that help us eat and talk and they are what allow us to taste our foods and distinguish between one flavour and another. The way the flavours are introduced, either from raw ingredients or Flavouring Manufacturers such as Stringer Flavour doesn’t have an impact on the way our bodies process the information from our tongues.

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Here are some interesting facts about our tongues.

From the epiglottis (a cartilage flap in the mouth at the back of the tongue) to the tip, the length of the tongue is measured. The average tongue length of an adult man is 3.3 inches (8.5 cm), and the average tongue length of an adult woman is 3.1 inches (7.9 cm).

There are no distinct areas for the human tongue to distinguish sweet, bitter, acidic, salty and savoury tastes. The so-called “tongue map” is based on dodgy research published in 1901 by a German scientist named DP Hanig.Taste buds actually have 50 to 100 receptors for each taste.

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There are 2,000 to 4,000 taste buds in total for the average adult. Every week, the sensory cells in the taste buds responsible for the way we experience taste refresh themselves. Some individuals have more tastebuds than the rest of us. They are known as Super-tasters. That doesn’t mean that they’re connoisseurs o rhave the refined palettes of top chefs, but that means that they’re very susceptible to bitter tastes.

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