You might know that adults can differentiate five different types of tastes – sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and umami or maybe spicy too. You might also know which part of your tongue does the detection of a particular taste locates. For instance, taste buds of sweetness are located at the tip of your tongue and that of salty is at both sides of your front part of the tongue. But did you know this strange fact about baby’s tastebuds?
Did you know facts #6 – Baby’s tastebuds
A baby has around 10,000 taste buds, far more than adults. They are not just on the tongue but also on the sides, back, and roof of the mouth. Eventually, these extra taste buds disappear.
Kids are far more sensitive to different types of tastes than adults. The sense of taste is equally connected to that of smell and sight. The adults are more judgement led as to whether they would like a particular food or not. Nonetheless, kids rely mostly on their taste buds to reach the decision. As the child grows, the sense of taste evolves despite the fact that many of the tastebuds that they had on birth have disappeared. Studies prove that teenagers associate their taste with brands. Which means if you give them the same food twice claiming that it is from two different places, they will react differently according to their preference. But the little ones being innocent, are pretty straight forward with sense of taste.
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