We've Finally Discovered The Real Reason So Many People Hate Coriander

We've Finally Discovered The Real Reason So Many People Hate Coriander

There are a lot of people who hate the smell and taste of coriander but don't worry, there is a reason for that. Widely used in cooking, whether for a guacamole or to raise a salad, some people banish it completely from their kitchen. Studies show that there is a logical reason behind this - and it turns out it's actually genetic.

Love it or hate it, it's likely that you have a strong opinion about coriander. But have you ever wondered why that is? We've finally found some answers.

Coriander contains aldehydes. This organic compound is hated by people whose OR6A2 gene is very active. Coincidentally, aldehydes can be found in soap as well.

This particular gene is more or less present according to your ethnic origins. For example, 17% of Caucasians and 21% of North Asians hate this plant! Whereas more than 93% of the inhabitants of South Asia will love it!

If you like the taste of coriander, do not hesitate to use it, as it has antioxidant properties and helps digestion.

Check out the video above for more on why coriander is so divisive!

• mclean Mary Jo
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