Introduction: Are You a Supertaster?


A supertaster is a person who experiences the sense of taste with far greater intensity than average. Some 35% of women and 15% of men are supertasters. I made this at techshop:


crank_girl (author)2014-08-02

If you can't get the tests you could try this method.

kevin7314 (author)crank_girl2014-08-02

Thank you, it has been many months/years since anyone has posted such a useful reply.

We did this experiment in a bio101 class in college, but it's cool you can do it at home! I found out that I'm not a supertaster, which I guess explains why I like brussel sprouts so much! haha

One strange thing is this idea pops up again and again in other areas, for example:

there are super-responders to certain types of exercise (they get a huge benefit)

kevin7314 (author)kevin73142014-03-18

these are the test strips I use:

Its a bit of a bummer that I only like french press coffee of certain types (all others taste bitter); and most wines taste like vinegar.

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