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There are a few vegetables out there that people are often divided over and one of them is definitely coriander! And coriander haters are all celebrating the day to hate the vegetable.
The 24th of February might just be a regular Monday for others but for coriander or cilantro haters, it’s the international “I Hate Coriander” Day!
The auspicious day was created three years ago when the Facebook group called “I Hate Coriander” posted an event to formally recognize the international celebration.
"There are many of us, we are strong, we are organised, we are over 10 percent of the world's population that HATE CORIANDER! We are also reasonable people and our one demand is as fair as it is simple,” the event post wrote.
"Restaurants of the world, if your dish contains coriander, state it on the menu. We will launch a scathing campaign to name and shame eating establishments who are ignorant to the needs of the 10 percent.
We're not saying don't serve it, we're saying correctly notify your customers who stand to be affected by the soapy disgustingness of the devil's 'erb."
Although it is unsure if the event ever made restaurants change up their menu, people all over the world are celebrating their hate for it on the internet!
And if you happen to hate coriander because it’s soapy tasting to you there’s also a scientific reason behind it!
A genetic testing company asked 50,000 people on their thoughts on coriander and found that it is associated with a gene when they compared the DNA of coriander haters and lovers.
"Cilantro's aromatic qualities primarily depend on a group of compounds known as aldehydes," the report stated. "One type of aldehyde has been described as being 'fruity' and 'green' and another type as being 'soapy' and 'pungent'. "One of the eight genes near the SNP we identified codes for a receptor called OR6A2, which is known to detect aldehydes such as those found in cilantro."
So the next time someone asks you why you hate coriander so much, tell them because it’s in your genes!
Are you a coriander lover or hater? Share this with your coriander hating friends and family!
Info via LAD Bible
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