Contact: Paul Breslin
Monell Chemical Senses Center
Caption: Turnips contain glucosinolates, compounds that inhhibit iodine uptake by the thyroid. Individuals with the sensitive form of the hTAS2R38 taste receptor gene rate turnips as being more bitter than people with the less sensitive form of the gene.
Credit: Jon Perlmutter
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