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Taste of kale makes unborn babies grimace, finds research

By Nicola Davis

22 Sep 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

It turns out that foetuses dislike kale just as much as most adults 🥬 Dive into this Guardian article to discover the findings from a recent study at Durham University.

If the taste of kale makes you screw up your face, you are not alone: researchers have observed foetuses pull a crying expression when exposed to the greens in the womb.

While previous studies have suggested our food preferences may begin before birth and can be influenced by the mother’s diet, the team says the new research is the first to look directly at the response of unborn babies to different flavours.

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