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Why Are Hot Peppers Hot?
And how milk helps cool your mouth down.
Key Facts In This Video
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
How To Cut Hot Peppers Without Getting Burned
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