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Old 02-17-2019, 12:13 PM
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I have a friend who will not eat bananas. She'll eat banana bread, canned bananas in fruit cocktail, banana-flavored candy, etc. but the peel and eat variety? Nope. For her, it's a texture thing.
I'm somewhat similar -- enjoy most "banana-ish" products available in temperate Western countries; but have no enthusiasm for fresh bananas plain and simple ("peel and eat", as said). For me, not about texture -- I will eat them plain-and-simple, but don't seek them out: just find their taste faint / insipid / dull.

I gather that this is, in part anyway, to do with happenings now long ago -- I forget the "names of strains" concerned; but, bananas as grown where they grow them, used to have a fuller and more flavoursome taste, than obtains nowadays: some catastrophic disease almost wiped the species out -- in dramatic circumstances, it was possible to save things in the nick of time, by substituting a different strain of banana, unaffected by the disease but markedly less flavour-ful. Banana flavouring for sundry things, has and retains the taste of the all-but-extinct "old type" banana; not so, though, with the fresh fruit.
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:14 PM
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The whole “cilantro tastes like soap” thing may even be genetic from what I’ve read. Cilantro to me tastes fresh, “green” and a little peppery, (like basil tastes fresh and licorice-y)but my wife’s cousin tastes cilantro as soapy, so lots of people must share this.
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Nutmeg -- it is just nasty.
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The whole “cilantro tastes like soap” thing may even be genetic from what I’ve read. Cilantro to me tastes fresh, “green” and a little peppery, (like basil tastes fresh and licorice-y)but my wife’s cousin tastes cilantro as soapy, so lots of people must share this.
I wonder if it's more of a conditioned thing; Cilantro used to be an extremely strong unpleasant "soapy" unpleasant taste back 10 years ago or so, but it's grown to be a lot less obnoxious now. Not pleasant, but not really unpleasant either. I mean, I don't go sprinkling chopped cilantro on stuff like it was parsley, but it doesn't really bother me when it's done that way, like say in an Indian restaurant.
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