Super tasters don’t wear capes

Today Juniper finished off the term by joining in with the BBC Terrific Science project to find out about how many children are super tasters, tasters and non tasters. We used blue food dye to help us count the pink bumps, which are fungiform papillae. We found out that children are,on average, more likely to be a super taster than than the general population. We think that this is why we don’t like bitter flavours as much. We also think that the number of fungiform papillae might get less as we get older. This would be a cool experiment to try to see if the number of taste buds change as we get older.