Food and the 5 senses

Smell and taste

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This course explains how chemical molecules in food activate our olfactory and gustative organs to give food tastes, odours and aromas.

Learning objective

Differentiating between ‘odour’ and ‘aroma’
Classifying food by its basic taste
Learning about trigeminal sensations.

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