What Makes Peppers Hot?

The answer to the title of this article is an easy one, albeit a somewhat big word. Capsaicin is what makes peppers hot. So exactly what is this stuff and is it good for you?

Capsaicin is the active compound resident in chili peppers. Chili peppers belong to the capsicum plant family, thus the name of this ingredient. Many believe that the seeds are the secret to a peppers pungency. Au contraire, as in fact, its the internal ridge of the pepper that the seeds are attached to, that make your

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