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 VOTE !!! on the (Raging ?) Debate Over Cilantro

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PostSubject: VOTE !!! on the (Raging ?) Debate Over Cilantro   Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:41 pm

As we know the leaf of the coriander plant is refered to as cilantro. I love (like) its flavor and aroma. Definitive highligts of citrus. I know this? I think this? I thought this?

Turns out that some poeple think it tastes like soap !?! WOW!

One "chemical sense center" thinks its taste has a genetic basis in the individule since identical twins have a common reaction.

Whats your taster (brain) tell you?

Mine says citrus.

Score: Citrus 2 ; Soap 0 ........ As of Sep 12, 2010



Show your reaction in the reply section.


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PostSubject: Cilantro debate   Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:18 pm

Here is a link to an article on the subject:

Cilantro controversy

Perception of the odor is where the flavor determination come in.
For myself I love it, until it starts to flower and the leaves change shape, then I think it is yucky!
Wonder if they considered this in the testing?

So, how is my vote counted?


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PostSubject: Re: VOTE !!! on the (Raging ?) Debate Over Cilantro   Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:18 pm

Your vote is counted "by hand" so to speak, by me, by reading the replies.

Guess I've never tasted it old and yucky.
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PostSubject: mixed msgs....   Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:51 pm

You may not realize it if you buy a clump in the grocery store. Sometimes they mix the 'younger' leaves taken from lower on the plant with some of the upper leaves closer to where the flowering/seeding is taking place. Other times it is just the leaves from the younger plant. Neither is tougher than the other and the difference in leaf structure is not highly dramatic, especially if you havent seen them both 'in situ' on a mature plant! alien
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PostSubject: Re: VOTE !!! on the (Raging ?) Debate Over Cilantro   Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:43 pm

Hmmm ... Looks like I'll have to plant some next year and get more aquainted with the plant
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