To taste, it starts in utero!

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  • From the twelfth week of gestationyour future baby swallows and can swallow the amniotic fluid. All the taste cells are progressively setting up on their small tongue, but it is necessary to wait until the twenty-sixth week for the information concerning the taste to reach the central nervous system. In other words, nestled in your belly, your baby is really able to perceive flavors from the last trimester of pregnancy.
  • He comes to the world with all its famous taste buds: those of calciform and fungiform types mainly related to the nerve of taste transmitting information to the brain, but also tactile and threadlike. They will help to distinguish the five flavors of food: salty, sweet, bitter, acid and umami (related to glutamic acid very present in Chinese cuisine).
  • And for the finer perception the aroma or flavor of a food, your child will also rely on its other senses: smell, touch, hearing ... His taste buds are not everything for the development of his tastes.

Sophie Viguier-Vinson

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