Why Do Some People Hate Cilantro?

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Reactions Science Videos | December 12, 2017

Cilantro is one of the most polarizing herbs the planet. Consider it the Benedict Cumberbatch of taco toppings. But what is it about this little plant that stokes such intense vitriol from some people, while the rest of us can't get enough? The answer's in the chemistry folks!

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