If you are a food, you may be interested to know if you are a super tester. Super tasters experience more intense flavors when eating because they have an increased amount of taste receptors on the tongues. You can see how many taste receptors you have by using food dye and counting them. Or, if you are old enough to drink, swirling wine around your tongue will also increase their visibility. You may also notice how you experience some flavors (although it is not a safe fire test). Only 25% of people in the world are supertasters, but you can be one of them!
[ Edit ] Step
[ Edit ] Using Blue Food Dye
- Place 3 to 4 drops of blue food coloring on your tongue. Dab the dye on the tongue a little to make sure it covers the entire tip of the tongue. The food coloring helps the small tubers (papillae) stick out from the surface of the tongue. 
- You can also use green food coloring – just avoid with red or pink, as it is too close to the color of the tongue.
- If you have no food color (and you are of legal drinking age), swirl red wine in your mouth. Red wine contains acids and sugars that stimulate the taste receptors on your tongue. 
- Put a punch punch sticker on your tongue. Stick out the tongue and place the punch sticker on the top of the tongue towards the front. Since your tongue is wet, it may not stick, but place it on top and tilt your head so it stays in place. 
- If you do not have a punch punch reinforcement decal, cut a piece of lined paper into a small strip containing 1 punch. Instead, place it on the front of your tongue.
- Use a magnifying glass and a flashlight to see the papilla better. Lean in a mirror and shine a flashlight on your tongue. Place the magnifying glass at an angle between the face and the mirror where you can see the tongue reflected in the mirror. 
- If you do not have a magnifying glass, you can also use a magnifying mirror.
- Count the number of bumps in the circular sticker. Keep your tongue very still and count how many tubers you see in the round sticker. Ordinary tasters have about 15 to 30, but if you have more than 30 you are a super tester! 
- If you have a friend, family member, or roommate around, ask them to help you count the bumps or double check your tally.
- If you are using a paper strip and red wine, place it on your tongue against your back (where you see larger lumps). If you have more than 8 lumps you are a super tester. 
[ Edit ] Taste of food and drink
- Notice if you tend to avoid naturally bitter food and drink. Bitterness is detected on the back of the tongue, where large chunks of papillae are found. Supertasters have many of these lumps, which aggravates the bitterness. If you avoid these foods because they taste so bitter to the loathsome, you can be a super tester. Some of the naturally bitter foods that superstars avoid are: 
- Dark chocolate
- Non-sweetened alcoholic drinks (like gin and tonics)  Beer (IPAs, bitter pale ales)
- Eat green vegetables to see if they taste sour. Spinach, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale and green vegetables can taste too bitter and terrifying for super tastes. If you consciously avoid these foods for that reason, you can be a super tester. 
- Remember that if you avoid these foods just because you don't like them, it does not make you a super taster.
- Eat green raw or cooked with little or no oil and seasoning to allow the natural flavor of each vegetable to come through.
- spicy food and note how you react. Since supertasters experience flavors more intense than regular tasters, spicy peppers will to be extremely spicy – even to the pain. This is because super tests also have more pain receptors on the tongue (in addition to more papillae). 
- About you avoid jalapeno peppers, peppers, tabrasco, cayenne or hot sauce because you experienced pain, it may be a sign that you are a super tester.
- If you like the burning of spicy foods you can still be a super taster – you have b macaw conditioned you to like the sensation.
- Eat coriander to see if it tastes of soap. For ordinary tasters, coriander tastes fresh and citrusy. But if you are a super tester, it can taste soapy or metallic. Eat freshly picked coriander leaves or dried coriander to see how you respond. 
- Some super keys find coriander to taste bitter too.
- Notice if you experience food being over-seasoned regularly. If you regularly think you rate foods as too salty, too spicy or too heavy on the spices, you may have more taste receptors on the tongue than the average eater. It may seem like you're just a picky eater, when you can really be a super tester! 
- But this is not a safe fire sign as you may just like lightly spiced food.
[ Edit ] Tips
- Do not assume that supertaster is "better" or likes to eat more than the average taster.
[ Edit ] Warnings
- Brush your teeth as soon as possible after doing the blue food coloring test. Food colors stain your teeth for about 2 hours without brushing.
[ Edit ] Things You Need
[ Edit ] Use of Blue Food Color
- Blue Food Color
- Hole punch reinforcement stickers
- Mirror (or a friend to count for you)
- Lined notebook paper (optional)
- Red wine (optional)
[ Edit ] Tasting Foods and drinks
- Bitter foods and beverages: coffee, dark chocolate, non-sweetened alcoholic beverages, beer (IPA)
- Green vegetables: spinach, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale and vegetable vegetables
- Spicy food: jalapeno peppers , pepper, tabasco bell pepper, cayenne or hot sauce
- Cilantro (fresh or dried)
[ Edit References
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- ↑ http://nautil.us/issue/54/the- outtalat / ho w-to-te ll-if-youre-a-supertaster
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- ↑ http://nautil.us/issue/54/the-unspoken/how-to- tell-if-youre-a-supertaster
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