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Table 2 Taste perceptions of herbal drugs in relation to the gender of the informants (in bold are reported the only data showing significant differences in the perceptions among the genders of the interviewees).

From: Does the taste matter? Taste and medicinal perceptions associated with five selected herbal drugs among three ethnic groups in West Yorkshire, Northern England

Herb Taste Men Women
   n % n %
Ginger Bitter 48 17.5 56 20.4
  Sweet 13 4.7 21 7.7
  Salty 3 1.1 0 0
  Spicy 42 15.3 44 16.1
  Sour 16 5.8 19 6.9
  Bland 2 0.7 4 1.5
  N/A 6 2.2 18 6.6
Mint Bitter 7 2.6 15 5.5
  Sweet 56 20.5 63 23.1
  Salty 7 2.6 7 2.6
  Spicy 10 3.7 9 3.3
  Sour 11 4 15 5.5
  Bland 14 5.1 13 4.8
  N/A 19 7 36 13.2
Garlic Bitter 46 16.8 60 21.9
  Sweet 4 1.5 3 1.1
  Salty 12 4.4 9 3.3
  Spicy 31 11.3 32 11.7
  Sour 21 7.7 28 10.2
  Bland 2 0.7 5 1.8
  N/A 12 44 31 11.3
Clove Bitter 35 12.8 47 17.2
  Sweet 3 1.1 5 1.8
  Salty 5 1.8 23 1.1
  Spicy 28 16.4 45 40.5
  Sour 23 8.4 13 4.7
  Bland 6 2.2 5 1.8
  N/A 15 5.5 45 16.4
Cinnamon Bitter 11 4 12 4.4
  Sweet 44 16.1 67 24.5
  Salty 2 0.7 3 1.1
  Spicy 42 15.3 54 19.7
  Sour 10 3.6 7 2.6
  Bland 14 5.1 8 2.9
  N/A 7 2.6 18 6.6