Primary taste is the idea that the sense of taste is actually composed of a range of tastes such as sweet, bitter, salty or sour. In theory, the primary tastes can number as few as 2 and as many as 11. The evidence for the existence of primary taste is not definitive.

PRIMARY TASTE: "Sweet has long been considered a primary taste."
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