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Cilantro Love and Hate: Is it a Genetic Trait?

September 24, 2012
For some people, dining out can be a minefield for the tastebuds, and cilantro is often the culprit. Why do some people love cilantro, while others hate it with every fiber of their being? We put the cilantro taste question to about 50,000 23andMe customers, asking whether they liked the taste of cilantro and whether they thought cilantro had a soapy taste. When we compared the DNA of the cilantro haters to the DNA of cilantro lovers, we found a genetic variation associated with the trait.
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