“Beyond Taste Buds: The Science of Delicious”

It’s not just taste or smell or texture: all these things work together to enhance our experience as we eat. Learn about the latest research in taste in this fascinating article from National Geographic.

Your students can be food scientists with this lesson:

Can You Taste the Difference?

When a food company is offering a new product, changing ingredients, or researching potential products, it is important for the company to know what the consumer reaction is likely to be of the product. Become food panelists to determine if you can taste the difference in two fruit smoothie products and determine if there is a statistical significance in the data collected from the taste test.

(photo courtesy of National Geographic Magazine)