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=20 Controlled taste tests involving volunteers from various cultures suggest t= hat our tongues may be able to register more different types of basic taste= than previously thought. A few years ago, umami, a distinctive savoury tas= te, was added to the more traditional list of sweet, salty, bitter and sour= . Recent surveys indicate that in future, ‘starchy’, the taste associated w= ith carbohydrate rich foods like rice, bread or pasta, may also have to be = included. No wonder so many of us find carb cravings so difficult to resist= .