There are almost 10,000 taste buds on your tongue

No wonder you always want to eat more delicious foods, you are made to taste and enjoy things. Your tongue and throat have over 10,000 taste buds on their surface, allowing you to differentiate tastes to a high degree. Each taste bud has roughly 20-50 receptor cells forming the bud as a whole. Taste buds are split into five different categories: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami, which is the general taste of meat. These five classes of taste buds combine to form every taste you have ever tasted!