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A Google A Day - Chili pepper plants make the chemical that causes that burning sensation you get from eating the peppers. What are the plants trying to protect?

Post by NewsOnline on Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:27 pm

A Google A Day - Chili pepper plants make the chemical that causes that burning sensation you get from eating the peppers. What are the plants trying to protect?

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Re: A Google A Day - Chili pepper plants make the chemical that causes that burning sensation you get from eating the peppers. What are the plants trying to protect?

Post by NewsOnline on Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:32 pm

Capsaicin and several related compounds are called capsaicinoids and are produced as a secondary metabolite by chili peppers, probably as deterrents against certain...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capsaicin

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Post by NewsOnline on Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:34 pm

How to find the answer: Search [chili pepper chemical] to get capsaicin. Search [plants make capsaicin to protect] to learn the answer, their seeds.

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