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Why do some people hate cilantro?

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Yum, cilantro....maybe not? Why does it seem like there is either a love or hate relationship with this popular seasoning? Is there any science behind this?

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Are you a cilantro lover or a cilantro hater? Find out more by watching: Why does cilantro taste like soap? The article: Cilantro haters, it's not your fault will give you some more background on this interesting phenomenon! For more on some polarizing foods, visit this link!NPR also weighs in on this topic with this article: "Love to Hate Cilantro? It's in Your Genes and Maybe In Your Head."A bit confused about the difference between coriander and cilantro? Read about it here.Finally, what is it about each person's sense of smell that can cause such differences? Learn more about how we detect odors by watching these TED Ed lessons: How do we smell? or How to master your sense of smell.

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