What makes chillies so hot? Why do we still enjoy spicy things? Learn about tastes in this taste-a-long edition of GSC At Home!
Your tongue can taste five flavours, sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami. Your tongue is covered in receptors called tastebuds that send messages to your brain about what different foods taste like.
Make sure you have an adult helping you with this to make sure that you are not allergic to any of the foods we’re trying – to join in what we’re using is honey or jam, marmite or another yeast extract, a mild mustard, a chilli sauce, ready salted crisps, lemon juice and lemon rind. It’s also a good idea to have a glass of water ready for when you’re ready for a new flavour.