Magic Powder Blocks Bitterness in Your Food

The human tongue has 25 different kinds of bitter receptors—so if you’re not a fan of dark chocolate, Campari or black coffee, you can blame your body’s make-up. Those receptors, however, also live in “your gut, your lungs and your brain” so it seems there’s no escape. But a new bitter-blocker called ClearTaste will apparently remove the bitterness from all foods, thanks to its magical mushroom powder that stops signals to your brain about just how bitter your food is. More than just a flavor to be blocked, it seems bitterness is “an essential component of digestion and metabolism.” Read more at Wired.