Bad news for spice addicts: Chili numbs your taste buds to other flavors.
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When you bite into a pepper you feel a burning sensation on your tongue. How does this happen.
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Have you ever noticed that when you eat hot chili it dulls the flavors of other things? In this Moment of Science we explain why that is.
Today’s Big and Bad File entry is the world’s hottest chili pepper. The hottest of all peppers is the Scotch Bonnet.