Is it permissible to taste food whilst fasting?
Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “There is no harm for a fasting person to taste food, vinegar, or something he wants to purchase.” (Al-Mughni)
There is no dispute among the jurists that tasting food whilst fasting is permissible when there is a need. However, nothing should go past the throat.
And Allah ﷻ knows the best
This fatwa is written by Dr. Mohamed Ali Ahdash