Move over sweet, salty, bitter and sour; Scientists show people can detect distinct fat taste

July 23, 2015 9:18 PM

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 file photo, Bernard Roques checks a Roquefort cheese as it matures in a cellar in Roquefort, southwestern France. On Thursday, July 23, 2015, researchers at Purdue University announced findings that show people have a distinct and basic taste for fat, and propose expanding the taste palate to include it along with sweet, salty, bitter, sour and relative newcomer umami. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over sweet and salt: Researchers say we have a distinct and basic taste for fat, too.

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