Do you Dislike cilantro?
Not alone: In a recent interview, Ina Garten said she hated it as much as "passive-aggressive people" Vegetarians enjoy greens.
I aim to include spinach & alfalfa sprouts in every meal, even breakfast. But I can't stand cilantro.
My hatred for the herb is odd for someone who isn't picky. SciShow, a YouTube science show, estimates that 4-14% of individuals dislike cilantro because it tastes like soap.
There's a whole subculture of people who never order tacos with lettuce. Scientists noticed the food phenomena & investigated.
Subjects who believed cilantro made salsa taste like soap had identical smell receptor genes. They shared a gene that codes for an aldehyde receptor.
Aldehydes are a byproduct of soap production & give cilantro its scent. Not everyone who dislikes cilantro has the gene, & some people with it prefer the herb.
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