Do you love dark chocolate and coffee? Both of them have bitter flavors that some people can taste – and some people cannot! We have a bunch of different genes that code for different taste receptors. So different genetic variants of those taste receptor genes mean that foods don’t taste the same to everyone.
- G/G: Can taste bitter in broccoli, dark chocolate, etc.
- C/G: Probably can taste bitter
- C/C: Unable to taste some bitter flavors
Members: Your genotype for rs713598 is —.
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.