#2 An Average Person Has Over 5000 Taste Buds
Our tongue has thousands of taste buds on its surface that contain receptor cells. These cells enable us to sense different tastes – sour, sweet, bitter, umami and salty. The taste buds live up to 10 days after which new cells emerge.
The taste buds are present on the tongue, cheek, oesophagus, and the epiglottis. Contrary to popular belief, there are no specific regions for sensing a specific taste; one can detect these tastes through any part where the receptors are present.