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Supertaster’s Taste Buds

The documentary profiles a supertaster and discusses how our taste buds process different flavors.

Computer generated footage is coupled with that from a dental camera, showing a person chewing food. How does the tongue of a so-called supertaster differ from the average persons? How prevalent are supertasters in the population? Why do children typically dislike bitter-tasting vegetables such as Brussels sprouts?

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