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Tasting Chlorophyll

David Haas dhaas at CHI1.UNCFSU.EDU
Fri Feb 23 09:36:26 EST 1996

Dear Plant-eders

     I must say this turned into a much more interesting thread than  
I thought it would.   I love topics like this that make you think.  I 
tend to agree with those who stated that it would be hard to separate 
the taste of the cholorophyll from other plant chemicals found in 

     It would appear on the surface that this second hand 
experiment where students could or couldn't taste chlorophyll doesn't 
have much credulity....  Except ......  I had a personal reply from 
Keith Cowan  <cowan at hort.unp.ac.za> who said:

 "See review titled " The biogeneration of green odour by green plants" (Hatanaka, A. 1993, 
Phytochemistry 34: 1202-1218)." 

     Unfortunately,  I do not have access to this journal.   Will 
this remain a mystery?   Will  Mary marry John?  Will 
John dump Mary?  

Dave Haas

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