Brussels sprouts are bitter, and kids generally don’t like bitter tastes. Adults do not have the same reaction. What gives?
Researchers say that an aversion to bitter and sour (generally a heightened gag reflex) is a survival instinct, since most toxins taste that way too. On the other hand, sweetness typically indicates that something is safe to eat, so children are born with a preference for sweets.
My taste buds say no to green peppers, yams, cottage cheese, eggplant, and squash. What about yours?