Digital Genetics

The science of heat

by on Sep.30, 2011, under nature, science

YOUR EYES ARE WATERING, your nose is running, and your mouth feels like an inferno. Instinctively, you reach for the glass of cold water in front of you and slosh the liquid down your throat. To your dismay, the water does almost nothing to douse the flames. If only you’d had a glass of full-cream milk – after all, that’s the common cure for chilli heat. Or is it?

http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/why-chillies-are-hot-the-science-behind-the-heat.htm

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