Babies have about 30,000 taste buds in their mouths, and only a third of them remain until adulthood.
And most of the receptors of a small child are tuned to sweet and fatty foods because breast milk is rich in sugars and fats.
Therefore, the first ice cream in a waffle cup or chocolate candy in a New Year’s gift becomes a source of the most powerful emotions and impressions that adults can not feel.
Why don’t kids like bitter?
At the same time, children are more sensitive to bitter tastes, because the body rejects them as potential poisons.
So when we secretly tasted beer and other spirits, we couldn’t understand how adults could drink such disgust. For the same reason, children can not tolerate greens in which they feel the bitter taste.
It is noteworthy that with the maturation and death of receptors, we get used to the taste of those products that in childhood seemed inedible to us.
According to the study, garlic and onions in dishes begin to like at 20 years, and spinach, eggplant, and bell peppers – at 21 years. The list of “adult” foods also includes gherkins, beans, horseradish, and mussels.