Do you love dark chocolate and coffee? Both have bitter flavors that some people can taste – and others cannot! We have a bunch of different genes that code for other taste receptors. So different genetic variants of those taste receptor genes mean that foods don’t taste the same to everyone.
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Check your genetic data for rs713598 (23andMe v4, v5; AncestryDNA):
- G/G: Can taste bitter in broccoli, dark chocolate, etc.
- C/G: Probably can taste bitter
- C/C: Unable to taste some bitter flavors
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Want to learn more about your taste receptors? Check out the full article on taste receptors.
*SNP stands for Single Nucleotide Polymorphism, which is when one of the nucleotide bases (the A, C, G, or Ts) is replaced by a different nucleotide base in a gene.
Want more quick bits about your genes? Read through all the Snips about SNPs.