Question – What is it in fat that makes it taste so good when there’s more of it in something?
Fat is the one that gives mouth feel and flavor impact to the foods we eat. What we like to eat is controlled by the ‘sensory properties of the food’. Salt, sweet, sour and bitter are the FOUR basic tastes on the tongue. Umami is the fifth taste. We are unconsciously programmed from the day of birth to develop like and dislike of foods we eat which continues in our life. We eat food with our eyes (appearance), touch (texture), nose (smell), tongue (texture one more time) and lastly for our BODY (health). This is the main reason that the food industry scientists are trying to mimic so called ‘healthy foods’ to behave like traditional foods that are ‘perceived’ to be ‘less’ healthy’!