Infographic: The Science Behind Common Food Sensations

Andrew LaSane
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You know when foods are cold, hot, spicy, or sour, but do you know why you feel those sensations? The infographic below from The Greenhouse People focuses on the science behinds the adjectives.

Featuring food illustrations and molecular models, the graphic includes short blurbs that reveal why alcohol can sometimes cause a burning sensation in your throat, why mint cools your mouth, why fresh bananas smell the way they do, and why smelling onions makes you cry. Check it out below.

[h/t The Greenhouse People]

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