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View Poll Results: How does CILANTRO taste to you?
Deeeeeelicious! 9 64.29%
Soap. It tastes like freakin' soap. 0 0%
Indifferent/dislike it, but doesn't taste like soap. 5 35.71%
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:15 AM   #1
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Cilantro: Soapy or Delicious?



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Old 08-17-2017, 10:30 AM   #2
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Have people actually described it as having a soapy taste? I've never heard that before. I think it taste great and it's easy to grow. Just chop up some tomato, Seranos, Onion, and Cilantro and put it on your tacos with some lime hmmmm. I'm hungry now.
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:40 AM   #3
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Yeah, it's a genetic thing. So for some people it tastes like soap.
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:43 AM   #4
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My mom thinks it tastes like soap, but me and my sibling do not.

It is a delectable thing that brings joy and light into the world.
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:51 AM   #5
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Old 08-17-2017, 02:54 PM   #6
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Ew. No thanks. I don't actually quite taste the soap that my mom does, but I find it still an unpleasant flowery perfume flavor.

So it's in-between for me. I'm not left trying to rinse the flavor out of my mouth, but I still don't care for it. I don't enjoy the flavor of what, in theory, rose perfume might taste like, sans other perfume chemicals.
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Old 08-17-2017, 03:26 PM   #7
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As one who has eaten rose petals/hips, they actually taste a little bland but also faintly sweet. I like cilantro but find it a bit "hot".
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Old 08-17-2017, 03:31 PM   #8
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I get something more bitter, personally, but I'm not an enormous fan.
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Old 08-17-2017, 03:54 PM   #9
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I enjoy pico de gallo and I'm pretty sure has cilantro as an ingredient.

edit: yep it does
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fo...o-salsa-364429
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Hence why I said it tastes hot. Its part of what makes pico spicy.
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Old 08-17-2017, 04:14 PM   #11
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I'm sure it depends on the recipe and also the personal taste of the person because I don't think pico is spicy at all and I often mix a more spicy salsa with it. Also didn't read previous posts before posting.
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Old 08-17-2017, 04:33 PM   #12
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There is very little that cilantro does not improve at least 25%.
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Old 08-17-2017, 04:39 PM   #13
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Interesting because I never knew that cilantro was supposedly spicy. Or bitter. So maybe those are other genetic variants?

I'm sure actual roses probably taste far better, but rose perfume would be gross...much like cilantro. lol

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"Pretty sure," aka must be immune to it then. If it's in something I will notice that flavor immediately. More of a "has to be" situation. lol
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Old 08-17-2017, 05:16 PM   #14
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"Pretty sure," aka must be immune to it then. If it's in something I will notice that flavor immediately. More of a "has to be" situation. lol
The onion is what I notice most often and it seems to overtake the cilantro in my circumstance. Taste is a strange and varied thing forsure.
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Old 08-17-2017, 06:05 PM   #15
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This is a weird topic even for this place.
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Old 08-17-2017, 06:10 PM   #16
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It's know as coriander here - I think it's OK. My dad and one of my sisters have the soap problem. Dad really hates it.
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Im not 100% sure but I THINK coriander is a different plant. It's always listed seperately in my herbals.
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Old 08-17-2017, 08:42 PM   #18
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Coriander is the seed that a cilantro plant makes.

Any and all my southwest food must include cilantro. It is amazing.
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:13 PM   #19
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Cilantro tasting like soap?

Huh?

I've never heard it described like that before. Weird.

Anywho, I like cilantro on my tacos. It's also alright when they throw some in some stew. But apart from that, I never really eat the stuff.
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Coriander is the seed that a cilantro plant makes
Cilantro is just the Spanish word for coriander, so I don't think most of euorope uses the word cilantro to refer to coriander leaves
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