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Why Do Hot Peppers Cause Pain?
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Capsaicin is what gives peppers their heat, and it's most heavily concentrated around the tissues that connect the seeds to the pepper. 00:20
Capsaicin binds to TRPV1 receptors in your mouth designed to detect hot substances. 00:46
Capsaicin is a nonpolar molecule and water is a polar molecule, so it spreads capsaicin around your mouth. Milk is nonpolar, so it will dissolve capsaicin. 02:09