Ayurveda As It Is

 

Taste of Foods

Sweet: The sweet taste is found in foods such as sweet potatoes, table sugar, peaches, honey, rice, melons, pasta, milk, carrots, beets, cream, butter, wheat and bread. The sweet taste increases kapha, but decreases pitta and vata.

Sour: The sour taste is found in foods such as green grapes, lemons, limes, pickles, vinegar, yogurt, miso, cheese, and plums. The sour taste increases kapha and pitta, but decreases vata.

Salty: The salty taste is found in any food to which salt has been added also kelp and seaweed. The salty taste increases kapha and pitta, but decreases vata.

Pungent: The pungent taste is found in foods such as radish, chili peppers, black pepper, cayenne, ginger, and other hot-tasting spices.  The pungent taste decreases kapha, but increases pitta and vata

Bitter: The bitter taste is found in foods such as rhubarb, bitter melon, romaine lettuce, endive, chicory, spinach, chard, kale, turmeric root and tonic water. The bitter taste decreases both kapha and pitta, but increases vata.

Astringent: The astringent taste is found in foods such as parsley, cranberries, beans, lentils, pomegranate, cabbage, apples and pears. The astringent taste decreases kapha and pitta, but increases vata.

 The six tastes ...

and how they affect the doshas