Why Does Cilantro Taste Like Soap to Some People?
Geege Schuman stashed this in Food Hacks
Because Super Tasters?
In a study published in Nature, researchers are just starting to identify the genetic variants that are behind the mixed reception for the herb Coriandrum sativum.
In the study it said: “A genetic survey of nearly 30,000 people has identified two genetic variants linked to perception of coriander, the most common of which is in a gene involved in sensing smells. Two unpublished studies also link several other variants in genes involved in taste and smell to the preference.”
Whereas super tasters have physiology: more taste buds.
So smells and tastes are connected?
Also, a slight tangent made me wonder if coriander and cilantro are the same.
tl;dr: Coriander and cilantro come from the same plant.