Chile Peppers

Chile Peppers

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 116 , Segment 2

Episode: Bonneville Salt Flats, Chile Peppers, Cycling Headphones

  • Aug 10, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 22:48 mins

Guest: Paul Bosland, Ph.D., Director of the Chile Pepper Institute and Professor at New Mexico State University.  What’s your heat threshold? I’m talking spice here. Are bell peppers your limit? Or are you the one loading up on jalapenos and adding a dash of habanero to everything?  Scientists believe chile peppers evolved their distinct heat to keep mammals from eating them. And look how that turned out . . . How did we end up loving the spiciness that was developed to keep us away?

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