Shut Up! There’s a Fifth Flavor?

Everyone knows the tastes our tongues can sense: sweet, sour, bitter, salty. Chances are that you could rattle them off in kindergarten. But many people aren’t aware of a fifth sense: umami. Found in the sour tang you get when you bite into a ripe tomato, umami (pronounced oo-mommy) can be translated from Japanese as…

Berried Treasure: The Health Benefits of Goji Berries

So what if we told you a fruit could make you live longer? That’s what the folktale of Li Qing Yuen tells us. The man ate goji berries everyday and lived to be over 256 years old. Though we may not be completely sold on that story, there are still plenty of health benefits to this…