Scientists have developed chopsticks that can make food taste salty,…
Scientists have developed a pair of chopsticks, that can make food taste saltier, sour or bitter without the need for extra seasoning.
They are also working on a spoon and fork that could make food taste spicier or sweeter.
It could also help food manufacturers and restaurants to reduce the amount of salt they put into food without compromising taste.
The utensils work by delivering pulses of electricity to the tip of the tongue to stimulate the taste buds.
Some Chinese takeaway food and ready meals were recently found to contain up to 11 times more salt than a bag of crisps - more than half an adults daily allowance. Salt is known to be linked to serious health problems like heart disease and stroke.
But using a pair of electric chopsticks could help cut salt levels without leaving it tasting bland.