Why does one lose the ability to taste food when the nose is blocked?

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Offline thedoc

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@justfetsi asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Why does one lose the ability to taste food when one's nose is blocked?

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« Last Edit: 19/10/2012 08:30:01 by _system »

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Because, 80% of the "taste" comes from smell!! :) there is a podcast somewhere on the naked scientist website explaining, in detail, this effect :)