Fat: the next taste sensation

By Richard Cornish
Updated February 8 2015 - 9:08pm, first published 8:08pm
Professor Russell Keast, head of the Centre for Advanced Sensory Science at Deakin University. Professor Keast has published a paper that explores our tongue's ability to detect fat as a distinct taste. Photo: Paul Jeffers
Volunteers taste fat under Professor Deakin's supervision. Photo: Paul Jeffers

Fat is the sixth taste.