Source: Business Insider
Not many people are fans of airline food, but as it turns out, you don’t taste food in the air the same way you do on the ground. Several factors on the plane — including the background noise, pressurized cabin, and dry air — all suppress your ability to taste sweet and salty food by at least 30%. Airline caterers often modify their recipes to accommodate for the loss in taste. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video. Ever look at the beverage cart on a plane and see it piled high with tomato juice? It’s not a common juice, like orange or apple. So why are so many people drinking it in flight? Put simply? Your taste changes while you’re in the air. And there’s a biological reason for that. If you grab a bite before your flight, you probably have an idea of what it will taste like. But once you’re in the air, your sense of taste isn’t the same as it is on the ground. A lot of factors on the plane are all coming together to suppress your sense of smell, which makes up a large portion of our sense of taste.