Coriander trivia: why do some people hate coriander?

In the eyes of some people, it is the embodiment of justice, but in the eyes of others,…

In the eyes of some people, it is the embodiment of justice, but in the eyes of others, it is the existence of evil. Because of it, it caused family disharmony, friends broke up, and society was torn apart into two factions. I’m not talking about Keyboard Man, I’m talking about coriander.

Coriander trivia: why do some people hate coriander?
Coriander trivia: why do some people hate coriander?

There is an OR6A2 gene in humans. Once it is mutated, it will be very sensitive to the smell of aldehydes. Because coriander has a large amount of aldehydes built in, people with this mutation will naturally feel that the smell of coriander is strong, even close to the smell. In addition, the key aldehyde compounds that make up the smell of coriander can also be found in soaps. No wonder that in addition to the grassy soil taste, many coriander blacks also say that coriander has a soapy taste.

To be a little bit too much, I would say that it is the smell of bed bugs, because bed bugs really carry the same compound. This probably explains why the English coriander root of coriander is derived from the Greek word “bug”-ancient Europeans have long Noting their relationship, however, scientists have discovered that even if half of humans have this genetic variation, only 15% of these people really hate coriander, so the key factor may not be genes – but diet culture.

A study pointed out that the greater the use of coriander, the higher the people’s acceptance of coriander. For example, in South Asia, where coriander is used most, the support for coriander is as high as 97%. The curse cannot be used as an excuse for hatred. Why 20% of people in China still hate coriander? I think the real reason is because we don’t add more coriander.

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