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Old 11-28-2018, 03:23 PM
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We love it ... the more the better. But recently I've talked with some who despise it. One person told me it tastes like soap. I found a couple of interesting articles that talked about differences in our DNA that explain why some dislike it so much. I wouldn't be surprised if that explains other food likes/aversions as well.


The Real Reason Why Some People Hate Cilantro | TipHero

Science Explains Why Cilantro Tastes Like Soap For Certain People | HuffPost Life
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Old 11-28-2018, 05:25 PM
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I have been fascinated by these studies for years. DNA and resulting brain chemistry control everything from food tastes to political tendencies. It is both interesting and scary to think where this knowledge will lead.
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:15 PM
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I like cilantro and taste it frequently as I eat a LOT of Mexican food. Although I am mostly German by ancestry I detest sauerkraut. Go figure...
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Thank for posting. I always thought it tastes like a nasty chemical and now I understand why most people like it and some do not.
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I hate cilantro, but I will tolerate it to be polite. That's the way I was raised.
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I like cilantro but run screaming from arugula.. lol
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Only in the salsa for nachos Grande.
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Love it! Can't have guacamole without cilantro!
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My DNA report tells me I have slightly lower odds of disliking cilantro, which is cool but I already knew that. Love the stuff. My sister can't stand it.
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Either you love it or hate it. It seems like there is no in between due our DNA. I personally LOVE it!
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I have been fascinated by these studies for years. DNA and resulting brain chemistry control everything from food tastes to political tendencies. It is both interesting and scary to think where this knowledge will lead.
I so agree with you on this and have thought much about it. Are some doomed at birth to be a sociopath or a pedophile? Will future mothers have those kinds of choices with genetic take outs? Will that be or is that a moral issue?

As to BK's question. I like Cilantro but only occasionally. I buy a bunch of fresh Cilantro and use it a couple of times and that's it for a month or two.

Wow. A profound issue and a palate issue in one post.

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We love it ... the more the better. But recently I've talked with some who despise it. One person told me it tastes like soap. I found a couple of interesting articles that talked about differences in our DNA that explain why some dislike it so much. I wouldn't be surprised if that explains other food likes/aversions as well.


The Real Reason Why Some People Hate Cilantro | TipHero

Science Explains Why Cilantro Tastes Like Soap For Certain People | HuffPost Life
Can not eat it. Tastes horrific to me...

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Words can't express my distaste for cilantro. Imagine squeezing several drops of Dawn dish soap in your salsa and you can imagine what I taste. Most Mexican restaurants are understanding and won't sprinkle it on top the food if you request, but usually their salsas are pre-prepared with the stuff, and there isn't much they can do for you. At El Ranchito they have a green chili salsa that doesn't seem to have much, if any cilantro in it.
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Old 11-29-2018, 09:24 AM
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Berry Berry interesting. People that don't like Cilantro probably don't like Sofrito either. It's all good. I Don't like Apple Pie, I'll eat a little to be social.

We put all this kind of stuff on everything, just part of my wives cooking. I was only 98 lbs when I met her and now I'm not.
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