Do you like cilantro?

I read a study on how cilantro tastes to you has a lot to do with your genes. Scientists were able to pin down most cilantro haters as people with a shared group of olfactory-receptor genes, called OR6A2, that pick up on the smell of aldehyde chemicals. Aldehyde chemicals are found in both cilantro and soap.

If you are one of those anti-cilantro folks, at least you know that it’s not really your fault and you can blame your parents.
  • Yesss. It's soo yummy
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  • No. It tastes like soap.
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  • Never tried cilantro before.
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  • It's weird, when I eat store bought cilantro I enjoy it and it tastes good in guac or in a burrito, but I decided to grow some myself since it's so easy, and it tasted like soap.

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Most Helpful Guy

  • HOLY SHIT
    THATS WHY MY CHINESE FOOD TASTES LIKE DISH SOAP

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  • Cilantro as in coriander? I love the stuff :D

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  • Coriander? No πŸ˜‘ It's filth and thankfully is advertised as such in our supermarket

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  • I choose no but I don't think it tastes like soap. I only like very small amounts of it. If a recipe calls for 2 tbsp. I only use 1.

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  • No it's horrible it sucks because it's hard to eat Mexican food because the taste of soap just overwhelms everything else I did know about the gene thing though. Apparently it's also true with watermelon and cucumber both of which I hate

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  • It really tastes like soap and it's so annoying because when I get salads and stuff it's always cut into super tiny pieces and then I can't remove it...

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  • I like it, but it's one of those vegetables that has to be really fresh to be good.

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  • I hate cilantro!!! It really does taste like soap!! It's pretty though but YUCK

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  • 😰 didn't know that coriander is called cilantro πŸ˜›. Anyways I like it 😁

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  • I hate cilantro but I don't think it tastes or smells like soap it's just gross.

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  • I love cilantro, I add it to food from time to time.
    Sometimes soup, hmmm sooo good :)

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  • I can NOT stand the taste of cilantro. It tastes weird.

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  • Good stuff, even better if you put it in homemade salsa

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  • It smells pretty obnoxious. And the taste isn't great either. 😬

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  • Can't remember

    *Runs to Spice Cabinet*

    Meh it's alright. Nothing fancy. I'll eat it on things.

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  • I put parsley in my tomato sauce... is that the same?

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  • I love cilantro and plus it's an amazing heavy metal detox food for your body.

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  • some days it tastes like soap some days it's wonderful

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  • Never tried cilantro before.

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  • I love the taste of cilantro! Lol

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  • Oh yea, can't have good Mexican food without it

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  • My girl adds cilantro to everything. Even my peen.

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  • In English it's called Coriander.

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  • Unless it's 1996 or California, go easy on it.

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  • I don't like it but it doesn't taste like soap

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  • I'm sure it's not that bad!

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  • Cilantro master race!

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  • love it so much

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  • I do a lot of Tex-Mex cooking and it's a staple

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  • I can't stand cilantro

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  • I love it!

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  • I hate it, it tastes like copper.

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  • love it

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  • Yup yup yup

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  • I do

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  • So yummy

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  • Moroccan friends often use coriander. I like it.

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  • What is it?

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  • Never heard of it

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  • I love it

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  • I would say taste like soap

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  • Mmmmmmm

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  • Very healthy but tastes funny while you exhale.

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  • No,,

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  • I don't like it

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  • Never had it.

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  • It's my fav... can't imagine life without cilantro πŸ˜‚

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