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What makes hot sauce hot?

     Capsaicin is the active chemical compound that makes chili peppers “hot”. It is the plants natural adaptation for deterring plant eating animals. Capsaicin will irritate any part of the human body that it comes into contact with. Different chili peppers contain varying amounts of capsaicin (see Scoville heat scale). Capsaicin is mostly found inside the…

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