No wonder manufacturers put sugar into just about every food: it’s a smell we know too well.
Popcorn has been called a superfood. Perhaps its being one of the basic smells we detect is a reason for its appeal.
“Lemon” is, it seems, to be distinguished from a “fruity” smell. You might say that it is “fruity with a sharp (but not too sharp) twist.”
This would be anything with an overly intensely heady aroma like this Chinese fermented bean curd.
This last of Castro’s and Chennubhotla’s ten basic smells is one that we quickly learn to avoid and for good reason!
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