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Offline neilep

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Is liking marmite and celery genetic?
« Reply #25 on: 30/03/2009 01:52:38 »
Aha, now we're getting somewhere!!

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OK swell I looked it up and its a spread which actually contains celery extracts etc.. yeast..and such thick dark savory spread.. someone needs to ship me a jar to try! LOL..



I had no idea it actually contained celery, but may explain why I don't like both of them. Doesn't explain those amongst us who like one or t'other though!

Well I was brought up on Marmite as are my kids so we all love it !....It does have celery extract in it !!..does this mean it has celery poo in it ?  :)
 

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Is liking marmite and celery genetic?
« Reply #26 on: 30/03/2009 01:57:54 »
It means it sounds Yummy to me!
 

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Is liking marmite and celery genetic?
« Reply #27 on: 30/03/2009 23:02:43 »

The ability to taste certain compounds is genetic ...

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About 75 percent of people worldwide can taste phenylthiocarbamide (PTC), while the remaining quarter can't. PTC tasters are less likely to smoke cigarettes than non-tasters, but they're also less likely to eat cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, that are important sources of nutrition ...
Differences in PTC sensitivity were first discovered in 1930, when American chemist Arthur Fox accidentally let loose some of the compound in his laboratory. Fox noted that while some people complained of a bad taste from PTC, others could not taste it
http://news.bio-medicine.org


Thats pretty interesting, but what does phenylthiocarbamide taste like?
 

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Is liking marmite and celery genetic?
« Reply #28 on: 30/03/2009 23:17:07 »
Thats pretty interesting, but what does phenylthiocarbamide taste like?

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Phenylthiocarbamide, also known as PTC, or phenylthiourea, is an organic compound that either tastes very bitter, or is virtually tasteless, depending on the genetic makeup of the taster. The ability to taste PTC is a dominant genetic trait. The test to determine PTC sensitivity is one of the most common genetic tests on humans.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenylthiocarbamide
 

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Is liking marmite and celery genetic?
« Reply #29 on: 30/03/2009 23:21:55 »
So, is it in celery?
 

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Is liking marmite and celery genetic?
« Reply #30 on: 01/04/2009 05:36:09 »
Don't think so...
 

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