Can you tell the hidden ingredients?. By: Kayla Susko. Background.
By: Kayla Susko
I developed the idea for this project over dinner with my family. Often at dinner my Dad or Mom would ask what seasonings I thought were in the meal. Garlic was always obvious, but I’d miss the little things like salt or sugar. From this I came up with the idea to test others ability to taste the hidden ingredient.
To determine the sensitivity of taste buds in differing age groups.
If I increase the amount of sugar with each trial, then the participant will be able to identify the at 1 ½ tbs. of sugar added.
Something is different
1. Fill a cup with 1/2 cup of water.
2. Add 2 tbs. salt.
3. Ask the person to drink the water and choose what they taste from the scale.
4. Record data and repeat steps 1-2, rinsing out the cup and remeasuring the water, add 1/2 tbs. of sugar and redo step 3 until you reach 2 tbs. of sugar in the cup.