The science behind hot peppers and a recent Nobel Prize
To survive, mammals need to regulate their body temperature. But in order for this to happen, they have to be able to perceive and sense the temperature around them. Until now, understanding touch and temperature has been a bit of a mystery.
Noble Prize awarded for helping explain ancient folk medicine
Capsaicin from hot chili peppers is now used in creams to help topically relieve the pain of arthritis. When capsaicin creams touch your skin, they give off a mild burning or warm tingling sensation. For some this means temporary, yet immediate pain relief.
Love hot sauce? One lucky person gets paid to put their taste buds to the ultimate test
If you just can’t get enough of all things hot, you’ve come to the right place. But if you’ve ever thought of yourself as a sort of hot sauce connoisseur, just imagine getting paid to sample what you love above all else.
Top tips for safely handling hot peppers
Hot peppers are a great way to spice up any meal. It’s not a great idea to start slicing into them with your bare hands. These peppers are packed with heat! Some peppers rank so high on the Scoville scale they can actually burn your skin. Luckily, it’s easy to dodge the burn with a few easy tips.