But there have been a number of other additional basic tastes also proposed that many may not have heard of:
Should one include taste senses due to the somatosensory system, one can potentially include these basic tastes:
- Pungency, spiciness, hotness
However, "officially," only 5 basic tastes are currently recognized: salty, sweet, sour, bitter, and umami. With time, others may become "officially" recognized, but be aware that these additional taste senses do exist.
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