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Cilantro Yey or Ney

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Do you like Cilantro?

Poll closed Aug 27, 2014.
  1. Yes

    79.2%
  2. No

    20.8%
  1. ckovac
    Gingerbread Aug 20, 2014

    ckovac , Aug 20, 2014 :
    A new study seeking to better understand why some people have such a strong aversion to cilantro has identified two genetic variants linked to perception of the herb, the most common of which is a gene involved in sensing smells.

    Nature reports that a genetic survey of nearly 30,000 people, led by Nicholas Eriksson at the consumer genetics firm 23andMe, asked participants whether or not cilantro tasted like soap and whether or not they liked it. The strongest-linked variant is traced to a cluster of olfactory-receptor genes that influence smell. One of those genes is OR6A2, which is very sensitive to the aldehyde chemicals that give cilantro its distinctive flavor.

    Eriksson says that nearly half of all Europeans have two copies of this variant, and of those people, 15 percent reported a soapy taste. In contrast, 13 percent of Europeans had no copies, and 11.5 percent of this group said cilantro tasted like soap.


    and so on...
     

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  2. africamonk
    Jelly Bean Aug 20, 2014


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  3. manosome
    Jelly Bean Aug 20, 2014


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  4. grav3h3art
    Jelly Bean Aug 20, 2014


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  5. ecowolfrb
    Honeycomb Aug 20, 2014

    ecowolfrb , Aug 20, 2014 :
    Why is there no "HELL YEAH" option? cilantro makes the world better, along with sriracha!
     

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  6. honjon89
    Gingerbread Aug 20, 2014

    honjon89 , Aug 20, 2014 :
    cilantro is good. matter of fact theres cilantro bushes that grow on the side of my house. courtesy of my grandma :D
     

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    mahvi, toastytoast1234 and iTrollz like this.
  7. SydBrown
    Honeycomb Aug 20, 2014


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  8. zabakingboy
    KitKat Aug 20, 2014

    zabakingboy , Aug 20, 2014 :
    Cilantro is so delicious, I can put it on my chocolate cake and it will taste good. <3
     

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  9. iTrollz
    KitKat Aug 20, 2014


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  10. askpcguy
    Jelly Bean Aug 20, 2014


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  11. Jon Roth
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 20, 2014

    Jon Roth , Aug 20, 2014 :
    I thought they were the same herb/spice just different regional names
     

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  12. Pxander
    Eclair Aug 20, 2014

    Pxander , Aug 20, 2014 :
    I think he is just playing.. They are one in the same.
     

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    toastytoast1234 and rainqueen like this.
  13. rainqueen
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 20, 2014

    rainqueen , Aug 20, 2014 :
    I've experienced that same response by Europeans. I'll recheck the ratio
     

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    gmgriffin and ckovac like this.
  14. rainqueen
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 21, 2014


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  15. phouse59
    Gingerbread Aug 21, 2014

    phouse59 , Aug 21, 2014 :
    I enjoy it. The research described sounds more like how I sense cucumber, not cilantro. I can't stand the taste or smell of cucumbers.
     

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  16. rainqueen
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 21, 2014

    rainqueen , Aug 21, 2014 :
    He is playing us but sometimes it feels good.
     

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  17. mrhappysad
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 21, 2014


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  18. Pxander
    Eclair Aug 21, 2014

    Pxander , Aug 21, 2014 :
    Oh sooo good ;p
     

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    rainqueen likes this.
  19. toastytoast1234
    Marshmallow Aug 21, 2014

    toastytoast1234 , Aug 21, 2014 :
    I love the stuff, will happily throw bunches of it in just about anything. Maybe not ice-cream.

    Not sure if that means I have good genes or bad genes.
     

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    mahvi likes this.
  20. youngplay
    Honeycomb Aug 21, 2014


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