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What Makes a Chili Hot? Real Hot!














In a battle against a seed eating fungus, certain chili peppers fight back by dialing up the heat. Learn more about why and how certain chili's are so hot in this video from Sciencentral.
 
 

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  1. Is there any more research out there on how to maximize heat in a pepper if you introduce the fungus?
  2. I haven't found anymore research that sheds light on introducing fungus into peppers to make them hotter. This is a relatively new discovery made by Dr. Tewksbury, a biologist at University of Washington. You can read a better synopsis of what led to this discovery here: http://www.sciencentral.com/video/2008/10/02/hot-chili-secret/ Perhaps since he is fascinated with the subject he is looking deeper into how to control the amount of hear produced by any given pepper.

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