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Out of the Blue

I have a lifelong aversion to eating fish, fueled in part by being forced to eat really nasty bluefish by my grandparents when I was a kid. Over the weekend MrsBlue convinced me to indulge her and she bought some tilapia. By far the most appealing recipe she found for it was a blackened dealie, but she didn't want to do it that way because it involved frying it, so now I was not only going to be eating the fish, I was also the cook. The blackened tilapia turned out to be very palatable, the flesh was mild and the spicy blackened crust was well suited to my tastes. After this favorable experience I looked up tilapia on Wikipedia, and found that the fish it noted for its mildness, but while it tends to be very low in mercury and the farmed varieties are both sustainable and fairly environmentally friendly, it's not actually a very healthy food. While the farm-raised variety is low in saturated fat, it is very fatty (low in omega-3 and high in omega-6), and the wiki notes: "According to research published in July 2008, farm raised tilapia may be worse for the heart than eating bacon or a hamburger." Oh well, at least this makes me willing to try other fish in the future that are hopefully healthier.

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36. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 9, 2011, 19:40 Cutter
Fang wrote on Mar 9, 2011, 15:31:
If you are talking about being a fussy eater being genetic, then I'm going to say bullshit.

Being a picky eater or no is all about mindset. You are not born with food tastes. All tastes are acquired. Once you accept that, you won't be fussy.

Wrong. Actually it is entirely genetic. You either have certain markers switched on which allow you to appreciate a taste or you do not in which case you hate it (broccoli being just one of many examples that people really love or hate). Then some people fall into the supertaster category where they can enjoy and really differntiate everything. Same way some people have superior olfactory senses. Even an "acquired" tastes are genetic, where certain markers come into play at different ages as you body's metablosim changes - e.g. why you didn't like beer as a kid and do now. There's a ton of info out there on the subject if you don't believe me, just google anything to do with genetic taste markers and food preferences.
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