Probably a bad time to ask..but this came up again tonight in the house.
My Partner hates Cilantro (aka: that filthy nasty soap weed). Recently he was making a thai green curry paste that called for Cilantro Roots and steams, No leaf.
Now, He loves Cilantro! Well, just the stems and roots in salsa or curry..or on middle eastern flat bread.
I wonder if the chemical that most hate is more in the leaf? He'll purchase cilantro now, but goes all "Morticia Addams" on the bunch---trimming of the leaf..and holding up a bunch of stems saying "There, it's safe to eat now".
I still get the cilantro flavor and he doesn't make faces. So, it's win-win.
I've never heard of this before. If you have a 'test subject' Cilantro hater. I'd like to hear if holds true for most cilantro haters.