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Thread: cilantro damages DNA?

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    another Pseudo Science Article... Lot of them lately. Mostly along Fat Dietitians and Obese Nutritionists

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    Chicken Jalfrezi without Cilantro, is like a day without sunshine.
    My boy would be all pouty-faced ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LX View Post
    Cilantro tastes like pennies made out of soap. There's no way it could be good for you
    LX, the reason Cilantro tastes like soap to you (and many other people) is that you have a genetic difference that makes you smell/taste it differently to people who like it. I think there may be some enzyme involved - I'm afraid I can't find the reference, but if you google it a bit, you'll probably find some facts.

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    This isn't pseudo science, but like all scientific findings, it has to be taken in context. Lots of plants do this. They nonetheless have a net beneficial effect in people without significant DNA repair defects.
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    Wondering something sciencey? Ask me in my Ask a Biochemist Thread

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    Good thing I don't use it ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helen in Oz View Post
    LX, the reason Cilantro tastes like soap to you (and many other people) is that you have a genetic difference that makes you smell/taste it differently to people who like it. I think there may be some enzyme involved - I'm afraid I can't find the reference, but if you google it a bit, you'll probably find some facts.
    Huh, I did not know that. That's pretty cool. Can I blame my hated for lima beans on it too?

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    I'm pouty-faced. The shrimp, Avacado, Red onion, cilantro, lime and olive oil salad I made tonight was awesome!
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    My family is quite appalled that I'm not a fan of cilantro, as it's used in a lot of hispanic cooking. I just can't really stand the taste of it.

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    I am not going to give up on cilantro. I use it once in a while. I'm sure it did not make me fat. I think my DNA is just fine.

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    Cilantro is ssoooooooooooooooo good. I could eat a bushel of it with a burrito and some jacks salsa....

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