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13 Foods Everyone Either Loves or Hates

Reader's Digest Logo By Emily DiNuzzo of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 13: Soap, dirt, and metal shavings are just a few tastes some people have when they eat cilantro. People either love it and use it to top everything from tacos to chili, or they avoid it like the plague. There's a scientific reason you either love or hate this herb—and it depends on heritage. According to a survey from 23andMe, cilantro haters share a common genetic variation found in people with European ancestry. Likewise, another study from 23andMe found that environment plays a big part in whether or not you like cilantro—fewer South Asians, Hispanics, and Middle Easterners disliked the herb.

Cilantro

Soap, dirt, and metal shavings are just a few tastes some people have when they eat cilantro. People either love it and use it to top everything from tacos to chili, or they avoid it like the plague. There's a scientific reason you either love or hate this herb—and it depends on heritage. According to a survey from 23andMe, cilantro haters share a common genetic variation found in people with European ancestry. Likewise, another study from 23andMe found that environment plays a big part in whether or not you like cilantro—fewer South Asians, Hispanics, and Middle Easterners disliked the herb.
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