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Old 10-15-2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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Garlic question

there are five basic tastes: sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness, and umami.

So does anyone know which one is more dominant in garlic?

I thought I could probably narrow it down to either salty or bitter being the most dominant taste but then I thought about the fact that garlic is in the allium- Onion genus of species and onions are sometimes really sweet....
Also I don't know if I got the hang of what exactly the umami taste is like but I sort of liken it to sushi but I don't know....

So I'm thinking still salty or bitter is the more dominant taste in garlic but...there is still sweet and umami in the back of my mind....

Anyone know?

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Old 10-15-2013, 05:06 PM   #2
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I vote umami tho I had to Google it. "Umami has a mild but lasting aftertaste difficult to describe. It induces salivation and a sensation of furriness on the tongue, stimulating the throat, the roof and the back of the mouth."
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:46 PM   #3
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I'd call it savory, but don't see it listed. Is that what umame means?
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:01 PM   #4
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I think soy sauce is frequently used for umami.
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:07 PM   #5
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I vote umami tho I had to Google it. "Umami has a mild but lasting aftertaste difficult to describe. It induces salivation and a sensation of furriness on the tongue, stimulating the throat, the roof and the back of the mouth."
This has my vote. I started salivating reading it and thinking of garlic
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:09 PM   #6
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MSG is used for umami. I'm glad we have other alternatives now.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:27 PM   #7
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That's about the most confusing description I've ever heard. What would we come up with for a description of savoryz? Surely not furry on the tongue?!!
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:24 PM   #8
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If not for being furry on the tongue how could we get that warm fuzzy feeling inside?
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:46 PM   #9
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I thought furry on the tongue came from not brushing your teeth.


I think the "umami taste" belongs to "hardcore foodies".

Garlic is good in my book because it tastes like garlic.
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:28 AM   #10
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If not for being furry on the tongue how could we get that warm fuzzy feeling inside?

By eating peaches with the skin on?


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I thought furry on the tongue came from not brushing your teeth.
Me too!
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