Scientists Have Discovered Why Bread and Fries Are So Addictive

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Via Munchies

It all makes sense now!

Sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami are the five primary tastes detected by human palates. But scientists could be about to add a sixth sense to that list—one that’s less “I see dead people” and more “I see sourdough.”

New research from Oregon State University has found that humans can detect the taste of complex carbohydrates, found in bread, pasta, and potatoes. They’ve labelled the new taste “starchy”

So, you can blame the carb coma on your taste buds.

Read on at Munchies.

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