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Difficult Life of Supertasters

Supertasters are unlucky enough to have a taste bud density that's 10 to 100 times greater than a normal person. While you may think that sounds great, many supertasters say life's difficult. According to a recent article in "The Body Odd" section of MSNBC, supertasters can't stand coffee, alcohol, strawberries, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, condiments and many sweets! Supertasters have the ability to taste components in food like salt or bitterness that others don't detect. Since they can taste very mild flavors and are sensitive to spicy foods, supertasters may prefer blander foods like turkey. More women than men are likely to be supertasters, and it's also believed that the condition, which affects 25 percent of the US population, is genetic.

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