Taste of kale makes unborn babies grimace, finds research

First study to look at facial responses of foetuses to tastes shows crying expression twice as likely for kale than carrot

If the taste of kale makes you screw up your face, you are not alone: researchers have observed foetuses pull a crying expression when exposed to the greens in the womb.

While previous studies have suggested our food preferences may begin before birth and can be influenced by the mother’s diet, the team says the new research is the first to look directly at the response of unborn babies to different flavours.

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