Scientists believe the bitter taste sense developed to help animals detect toxins or poisons in food. But not everyone can taste the same things.

23andMe reports on whether your genetics makes you likely or unlikely to detect certain bitter flavors, like in raw broccoli or Brussel sprouts.


Your Traits Never Looked Better

February 27, 2018
23andMe updates its trait reports, giving them a new look and taking into account genetic and non-genetic factors for results.
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Chocolate, It’s Complicated

February 13, 2015
It turns out that whether you like dark chocolate or milk chocolate may have a little bit to do with your genetics. We know that our bitter and sweet taste...
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Thanks Dad

June 11, 2014
23andMe took a look specifically at fathers, and the paternal traits they are likely to have in common with their children.
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The DNA of Thanksgiving

November 21, 2013
You learned to like the foods you grew up with, but did you know that genetics also play a role in your food preferences? In addition to influencing your sensitivity...
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Tasty Genetics of a Supertaster

September 23, 2013
It’s not a superpower, but the genetics behind being what some call a “supertaster” might make for a pretty good argument against eating your broccoli. Supertasters have the good fortune,...
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