Why Airplane Food Tastes So Bad?

Air pressure desensitises our taste buds, Hence its harder to smell and taste on an airplane

Why does aeroplane food taste bad?

Our ability to perceive taste is affected by a few factors such as humidity, air pressure, etc. In an airplane, the humidity is less as compared to that on the ground. This makes the air in the aeroplane quite dry. Also, to maintain the air pressure inside and outside the airplane. The air pressure inside it is decreased. Decreased air pressure and dry air, dry our nose and mouth. A dry nose cannot properly smell odours. Ya dude. I’m not able to smell the burger. Now, the smell of food helps us to understand the flavour and ingredients of the food. Thus, the food which we cannot smell properly appears unappealing. Also, dry mouth reduces the sensitivity of our taste buds. As a result, we cannot perceive the taste of food properly.