Published On: Wed, Dec 2nd, 2015

Why It Hurts to Eat Hot Peppers (Video)

Why It Hurts to Eat Hot Peppers (Video)


You have probably had the burning pleasure of eating a jalapeno or other tear-inducing pepper. What causes this painful fire in your mouth? The short answer is capsaicin. But what exactly is capsaicin? How does it work? Why do people drink milk to relieve the pain? Reactions has the chemistry to answer all these sizzling questions and more.

Check it out here before you order those extra chilies:


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