Taste, one of the traditional five senses refers to the ability to detect the flavor of substances such as food, certain minerals, and poisons. Our taste buds can easily identify different tastes like sweet, bitter, salt, sour and umami (a taste in protein-rich foods). Besides helping you to relish the yummy foods, taste also helps to keep you healthy and alive. The primary reason why you can taste is because of your tongue! Tickle your taste buds by reading the next section on quotations and sayings about flavor.