Papillae taste buds, human tongue, bright field photomicrograph, micrograph. Taste areas of the human tongue – sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami – with colored regions of the appropriate taste buds. Microscopic view of taste buds on tongue. Taste buds contain the receptors for taste. They are located around the small structur
Hot beverages: Sipping hot coffee/tea and even any hot food might lead to irritation and swelling of the taste buds. Spicy foods: Eating spicy foods, peppered items which might cause irritation and swelling on the buds.
Picture 1 : Which part of the tongue perceives what. There are different kinds of taste. Primary ones are sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami. Other kinds of taste are combinations of these. The tip of the tongue is responsible for sweet and salty flavors of food.