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Subject: Can we inherit what we like to eat, for example spicy food?

Date: Mon Jun 11 18:19:54 2001
Posted by Nils
Grade level: undergrad School: SÄG
City: Karlstad State/Province: No state entered. Country: Sweden
Area of science: Neuroscience
ID: 992297994.Ns

Are our likes in certain foods are a result of our culture alone, or if it is a 
result of evolution.
Can it be so that people who live in warm countries close to the equator have 
developed a general need for hot and spicy food, or is it simply cultural?
I've read that food containing some amounts of chili, less often go stale and 
rot. Maybe individuals who like spicy food generally can survive easier in a 
warm climate and forward their genes to the next generation. Is this correct? 


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