If you’re a supertaster that means you have an ability to taste far greater than average. Everything tastes intense, which means you may be a picky eater or prefer bland foods. Supertasters are physically different than the average person. If you have more than 30 taste buds in the space of a standard hole punch (0.31 inches in diameter) on your tongue, then you qualify.
In that same area, a regular taster has 15-30 taste buds and a non-taster has 15 or less. Supertasters may have evolved from groups of people when our nomadic ancestors needed their sense of taste to detect if foods were safe to eat. [Read more…]