What would eating be like if you lost your sense of taste? Hint: your pantry would be full of spices. Watch the following video to hear from a man who had a bad cold, then mysteriously lost his ability to taste. He compares the sensation to chewing on gum once it has lost its flavor. Doesn't sound very enjoyable, now does it?
He Can't Taste Anything
Why Does Cilantro Taste Like Soap?
Key Facts In This Video
Approximately 4 to 14% of people hate the taste of cilantro. 00:14
One study found that people who think cilantro tastes soapy share similarities in smell receptor genes. 01:08
Genes that affect taste of bitterness may play a role in whether or not cilantro tastes soapy to you. 02:01
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