Why is it that we don’t taste, say honey, when we put it on our tongues until we move it around our mouths?

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Biology/chemistry. Didn’t know what to tag it as.

In: Biology

Taste buds need saliva in order to recieve stimulus from the chemicals of food. Try to dry your tongue and taste anything, you won’t feel a thing.

I’m pretty sure the big majority of taste comes from our noses. If you pinch your nose, you won’t be able to really tell the difference between a potato and an apple. Moving it around in your mouth, similar to swooshing wine around while inhaling, brings the smell and flavor into the nasal passage.