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Boost Juice Divides Opinion After Launching A New Drink With Coriander In It

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Boost Juice is revered across Australia for producing goddamn beautiful and healthy drinks.

They've got almost every fruity flavour imaginable and it's always nice to slurp them down on a hot day.

However, the company has decided to divide the masses after introducing a new drink with pineapple and, wait for it, coriander in it.

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Boost unveiled its newest creations on social media and they all have a pineapple theme to them. Safe to say, people have a lot of thoughts about the coriander-infused drink.

One person replied to the post on Facebook with: "What sick freak puts coriander in a smoothie (or anything else)?"

Another added: "I assume all smoothies made with the devil's herb will be prepared in a separate area? The toilet would be a great place where no one would notice the difference."

A third wrote: "Boost Juice what is your health policy on cross contamination of the said devils herb? Like if I find traces in my non devil herb smoothie, what are my rights?"

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It's clear they are not fans of coriander.

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If you're wondering why coriander causes such controversy with some people, research suggests genetics is a likely culprit. Genetic testing company 23andMe surveyed 50,000 people and asked their thoughts on coriander. The results were pretty interesting.

When comparing the DNA of coriander haters to coriander lovers, the researchers found a gene thought to be associated with those who found it soapy-tasting.

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"Cilantro's aromatic qualities primarily depend on a group of compounds known as aldehydes," the report stated. "One type of aldehyde has been described as being 'fruity' and 'green' and another type as being 'soapy' and 'pungent'.

"One of the eight genes near the SNP we identified codes for a receptor called OR6A2, which is known to detect aldehydes such as those found in cilantro."

There's even some evidence to suggest corianderphobes might be able to get over their aversion to it if they were to repeatedly eat the stuff, though we doubt they'll be lining up to take on this challenge.

Boost Juice even wants to capitalise on the hatred of coriander by setting up a new website dedicated to airing discontent of the devil's 'erb.

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They bought the domain name ilovecoriander.org and are asking anyone who wants to shout into the ether about coriander (or even if they love the herb) to hit them up.

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