Can you always distinguish smell from taste?
Most times, yes. The exception is by holding a pear slice up to your nose and eat a slice of apple. It will taste like pear.
No, because 70-75 percent of taste comes from smell. Taste buds allow the perception of only bitter, salty, sweet and sour tastes. It is the odor (smell) molecules from food that give the most taste sensation. You might taste a little, but not enough. Yes, you can taste without smell. I was born with anosmia (no sense of smell) and I can taste things just as well as the next person.
Check expiration date If still not convinced, smell it, it will smell bad (sourish) In a further state it even start to turn green and become chunky You can also taste it, it will taste sour, but I wouldn't recommend that option if there is any doubt. You can always tell by smell if anything has gone bad.
no (different person:) actually, they taste completely the same. The only difference is that the smell is what causes it to taste differently. I did an experiment where i pinch my nose to avoid the smell, and actually ate an apple and an onion. They do taste the same, except the smell is what changes the taste
It depends how you lost your sense of taste and smell. Some people are born with poor taste and smell. Allergies, cold or a virus can be a problem, but once it's cleared up then you're smell and taste should return. Head injuries that involve that part of brain are permanent. Some medications can cause this. People going through Chemo or radiation can have poor taste and smell and SOME elderly will experience a loss…