The flavours and ingredients that parents struggle to get their children to try are:
"Our biological makeup plays a role in our taste sensitivity. We are all born disliking bitter-tasting foods. This is presumably because many bitter foods are poisonous. The painful burn of chili is something that we all recoil from at birth. We need to learn to like the tingling sensation of spice, and as we increase our exposure we increasingly tend to adapt, meaning that we need more capsaicin to get the same hit. The burn of chilli can lead to endorphin release that can be pleasurable once we have experienced it."
While picking up 'go-to' groceries can make midweek meals quicker and simpler, parents could be limiting their children's tastebuds as a result. From keeping things simple at dinner time to the factors that parents consider when it comes to trying out new cuisines, we've explored how our shopping trolleys might be the culprit behind picky eaters.