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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:43 PM

Does Cilantro taste like soap to you?

To me, yes… Now I know why. It's in my genes. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/20/cilantro-aversion-gene-study_n_1901124.html
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It tastes like soap
9 (26%)
It doesn't taste like soap
25 (71%)
I love the taste of Dove Soap!
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Reply Does Cilantro taste like soap to you? (Original post)
MrScorpio Jan 2013 OP
Arkansas Granny Jan 2013 #1
MrScorpio Jan 2013 #5
Arugula Latte Jan 2013 #2
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #31
Arugula Latte Jan 2013 #32
u4ic Jan 2013 #36
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #41
u4ic Jan 2013 #48
Codeine Jan 2013 #3
surrealAmerican Jan 2013 #4
Canuckistanian Jan 2013 #6
Taverner Jan 2013 #7
Laurian Jan 2013 #9
2naSalit Jan 2013 #35
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #8
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #17
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #18
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #29
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #38
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #47
Bucky Jan 2013 #44
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #46
frogmarch Jan 2013 #10
femmocrat Jan 2013 #11
Art_from_Ark Jan 2013 #12
shadowmayor Jan 2013 #13
AnneD Jan 2013 #24
Codeine Jan 2013 #40
Populist_Prole Jan 2013 #14
GoCubsGo Jan 2013 #25
hopemountain Jan 2013 #15
Shrek Jan 2013 #16
Thirties Child Jan 2013 #19
PasadenaTrudy Jan 2013 #20
geardaddy Jan 2013 #21
bunnies Jan 2013 #22
antiquie Jan 2013 #23
Duer 157099 Jan 2013 #26
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #39
intaglio Jan 2013 #27
trof Jan 2013 #28
libodem Jan 2013 #30
Sekhmets Daughter Jan 2013 #33
GoneOffShore Jan 2013 #34
Agschmid Jan 2013 #37
Jack Sprat Jan 2013 #42
RedCloud Jan 2013 #43
geardaddy Jan 2013 #45

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:53 PM

1. I can handle small (and I mean *small*) amounts

of cilantro, but if the flavor is very pronounced in a dish, I just can't eat it.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:10 PM

5. I feel ya, AR Granny

Big time

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:04 PM

2. Cilaaaaaantro ... Mmmmmmm ...

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:01 PM

31. ...

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #31)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:07 PM

32. ...

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #31)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:40 PM

36. Beat me to it!

Though I imagine it tastes more like Irish Spring than Lifebuoy.

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Response to u4ic (Reply #36)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:06 PM

41. Ah, a connoisseur of the soaps with which we got our mouths washed out



I had my mouth "washed out" when I was a kid, but I couldn't tell you which brand of soap it was. To me, it was just soap--and it was terrible.

PTUI!


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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #41)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:47 PM

48. It would be so much easier today, eh?

vanilla-tangerine or lemongrass-mint soap.

Just hopefully no...tea tree.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:06 PM

3. A little bit is okay, but in significant amounts it becomes quite soapy-tasting. nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:06 PM

4. I feel sorry for you.

For those of us who don't have that gene, it tastes pretty good: all fresh and green.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:25 PM

6. It does, in a way

But I still like it, especially in Thai soups

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:27 PM

7. Tastes like stink bugs

 

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Response to Taverner (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:10 PM

9. Well, I sort of agree. It tastes like

stink bugs smell. I'm not sure how stink bugs taste (and don't ever want to), but cilantro does taste like stink bugs smell. Good description!

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Response to Laurian (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:53 PM

35. ...



Are stinkbugs an acquired taste?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:54 PM

8. Mexican and Thai food....

Wouldn't be the same without cilantro.

MMMmmmmmm.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:09 AM

17. +1

And with Vietnamese pho, cilantro and other herbs, sliced hot peppers, and lime slices are served on the side so the diner can add, to taste, some wonderful flavor combinations to the hearty broth, meat and noodles. Yum!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:30 AM

18. Mmmmmmm....oh you ratfink

I'm home sick so I can't go out to the Pho place.

Hmmmmm...maybe later....when I feel a lttle better. It would be therapeutic!

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:53 PM

29. Ratfink I may be, but I hope somebody brings you a steaming bowl of pho

You deserve that comfort (maybe with some plum sauce for sweetness and some extra hot sauce to clear your sinuses, if you need that).


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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #29)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:51 PM

38. Awwwwwwwwwwwww! thanks pin! Hey for me,

"Ratfink"is high praise!

Well I didn't go get pho, but I did go have a hamburgler and a beer! Only five minutes away! Yay!

Pho will have to be on the menu another day.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #29)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:23 PM

47. well, that hamburgler was a mistake.

Guess I wasn't as recovered as I thought.

Erg. Missed another work day.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:08 PM

44. Megadittoes, Blanchsplanch

I loves the stuff. I use the stems in my omelettes (sauteed in olive oil & garlic) along with shrooms, bell peppers, carrots, garlic, tumeric, green onions, and whatever other leftovers I got.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #44)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:20 PM

46. so....are u busy tonight?

You can cook for me anytime, Bucky!!!

Non cilantro related, but try fresh Tarragon in your eggs. Too subtle for garlic so don't add that. And be sure to get non-cruelty eggs, preferably from a reputable natural foods store.
Fresh Tarragon smells like new mown hay! Oooooooooooooooh.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:58 PM

10. I said yes, it tastes like soap, but

to me it actually tastes much stronger, and much worse, than ordinary soap. bleccchhh, I hate cilantro.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:02 PM

11. I grow it, but have never tasted it.

I can't get past the stink-bug smell.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:00 AM

12. I bought some once from a co-op to make homemade salsa

It was in a small plastic bag. I didn't notice any particularly bad smell or taste, but my mom found it and thought it was a different kind of Mexican herb, so she threw it out.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:30 AM

13. How about "Do beets taste like dirt?"

Just like cilantro, people also have trouble with the taste of beets. I'd rather eat an old shoe than shovel beets into my pie hole!

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Response to shadowmayor (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:42 PM

24. I love beets.....

but cilantro is like soapy old dishwater to me. Pity me, I live in Texas and I swear they put it in everything, if it is not fried that is..

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Response to shadowmayor (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:04 PM

40. Oh god yes.

Nasty things.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:46 AM

14. Love it love it love it

Unlike garlic however, more is not better. It takes experience to know exactly where the dividing line is between "it could use a little more" and "too much". Kinda' like a martini: One is not enough and two is too many.

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Response to Populist_Prole (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:02 PM

25. That's a good way of putting it...

I don't find it to taste soapy, but I also don't find the taste very pleasant, unless it's mixed in with other flavors. I don't mind some cilantro in many dishes. I can tolerate a bit more in a good, hot salsa. In fact, to me, salsa has to have some cilantro in it to be good. One can definitely go overboard with it, though.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:50 AM

15. it tastes wonderful to me

i enjoy it whipped up with a good plain organic yogurt, a fresh garlic clove or two and sea salt. lovely dip or dressing - on anything! (this is a middle eastern concoction for dipping chunks of grilled lamb.)

my mother never used it in her cooking - but my grandmother grew cilantro outside her east facing kitchen window. it was right next to the mints and other herbs by the outdoor faucet. the scent wafting in through that kitchen window on a warm day...unforgettable.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:04 AM

16. I always wondered why my mom washed out my mouth with cilantro

It never worked on me.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:07 AM

19. 23andMe tests for cilantro

I love the taste.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:08 AM

20. Love cilantro!! n/t

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:16 AM

21. I can handle a little bit as a garnish

but in large amounts, it tastes like soap to me.

It's a genetic thing.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:17 PM

22. No. But I find it amazingly disgusting.

I can smell that crap from 20 feet away and it always makes me gag. No other herb has that effect on me. Ugh.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:36 PM

23. Cilantro can remove toxic metals from body tissue.

I know someone who could not stand the smell, let alone the taste, until he learned that.

Dr. Omura's discovery resulted in a novel technique, which greatly increased the body's ability to clear up recurring infections, both viral and bacterial. By chance, he also discovered an inexpensive, easy way to remove -- or chelate -- toxic metals from the nervous system and body tissues. Chelation therapy using chemical agents like EDTA has long been used to help remove heavy metals, but cilantro is the only natural substance I'm aware of that has demonstrated this ability. http://www.rawfoodinfo.com/articles/art_cilantroremheavymetals.html


Much more at http://www.naturalnews.com/027434_cilantro_natural_detox.html

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Response to antiquie (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:11 PM

26. Interesting, if true. Here is one research report.

Acupunct Electrother Res. 1996 Apr-Jun;21(2):133-60.
Significant mercury deposits in internal organs following the removal of dental amalgam, & development of pre-cancer on the gingiva and the sides of the tongue and their represented organs as a result of inadvertent exposure to strong curing light (used to solidify synthetic dental filling material) & effective treatment: a clinical case report, along with organ representation areas for each tooth.
Omura Y, Shimotsuura Y, Fukuoka A, Fukuoka H, Nomoto T.
Source

Heart Disease Research Foundation, New York, USA.
Abstract

Because of the reduced effectiveness of antibiotics against bacteria (e.g. Chlamydia trachomatis, alpha-Streptococcus, Borrelia burgdorferi, etc.) and viruses (e.g. Herpes Family Viruses) in the presence of mercury, as well as the fact that the 1st author has found that mercury exists in cancer and pre-cancer cell nuclei, the presence of dental amalgam (which contains about 50% mercury) in the human mouth is considered to be a potential hazard for the individual's health. In order to solve this problem, 3 amalgam fillings were removed from the teeth of the subject of this case study. In order to fill the newly created empty spaces in the teeth where the amalgams had formerly existed, a synthetic dental-filling substance was introduced and to solidify the synthetic substance, curing light (wavelength range reportedly between 400-520 nm) was radiated onto the substance in order to accelerate the solidifying process by photo-polymerization. In spite of considerable care not to inhale mercury vapor or swallow minute particles of dental amalgam during the process of removing it by drilling, mercury entered the body of the subject. Precautions such as the use of a rubber dam and strong air suction, as well as frequent water suctioning and washing of the mouth were insufficient. Significant deposits of mercury, previously non-existent, were found in the lungs, kidneys, endocrine organs, liver, and heart with abnormal low-voltage ECGs (similar to those recorded 1-3 weeks after i.v. injection of radioisotope Thallium-201 for Cardiac SPECT) in all the limb leads and V1 (but almost normal ECGs in the precordial leads V2-V6) the day after the procedures were performed. Enhanced mercury evaporation by increased temperature and microscopic amalgam particles created by drilling may have contributed to mercury entering the lungs and G.I. system and then the blood circulation, creating abnormal deposits of mercury in the organs named above. Such mercury contamination may then contribute to intractable infections or pre-cancer. However, these mercury deposits, which commonly occur in such cases, were successfully eliminated by the oral intake of 100 mg tablet of Chinese parsley (Cilantro) 4 times a day (for average weight adults) with a number of drug-uptake enhancement methods developed by the 1st author, including different stimulation methods on the accurate organ representation areas of the hands (which have been mapped using the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test), without injections of chelating agents. Ingestion of Chinese parsley, accompanied by drug-uptake enhancement methods, was initiated before the amalgam removal procedure and continued for about 2 to 3 weeks afterwards, and ECGs became almost normal. During the use of strong bluish curing light to create a photo-polymerization reaction to solidify the synthetic filling material, the adjacent gingiva and the side of the tongue were inadvertently exposed. This exposure to the strong bluish light was found to produce pre-cancerous conditions in the gingiva, the exposed areas of the tongue, as well as in the corresponding organs represented on those areas of the tongue, and abnormally increased enzyme levels in the liver. These abnormalities were also successfully reversed by the oral intake of a mixture of EPA with DHA and Chinese parsley, augmented by one of the non-invasive drug-uptake enhancement methods previously described by the 1st author, repeated 4 times each day for 2 weeks.

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #26)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:57 PM

39. interesting. ...I wonder if there's any corelation to cultures that use a lot of cilantro?

That would be intersting info.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:40 PM

28. More like chlorine, but I voted 'yes'.

I've known it's genetic for a while.
You know when you swim in a pool that's chlorinated and you get water up your nose?
That's what it tastes like to me.

I've found that if you continue to eat things with cilantro in it (mainly some salsas) you 'kind' of get used to it.
It's not as objectionable now as it first was.
I can still do without it.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:57 PM

30. It tastes like soap

But I have learned to like it. It's like bitter lettuce.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:10 PM

33. Brown Soap...like Fels Naptha.... n/t

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:15 PM

34. I make a cilantro pesto - It's really good.

Same way as ordinary pesto - just substitute cilantro for whatever else that's green.

Also do parsley pesto.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:46 PM

37. No, but I know deeply dislike it. n/t

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:30 PM

42. Possibly.

 

Sometimes I open a bag of salad and it tastes somewhat soapy. I toss it away. Maybe the bag of salad greens have cilantro mixed in, thus making me think the greens have been washed in soap and not rinsed well.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:03 PM

43. It tastes a lot like coriander.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:13 PM

45. Here's a site where you can write a haiku on how much you hate it.

IHateCilantro.com

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