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Science Of Spice: Chile Pepper Chemistry


  • WHEN Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 10 a.m.
  • WHERE Virtual
  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free


Even though spicy foods cause burning sensations on our tongues, can make our noses run, and can even bring us to tears, humans can’t get enough of spicy foods! What is causing the wide range of reactions we experience when we eat spicy foods?

Join Dr. Ivette Guzmán from New Mexico State University for a chile pepper dissection to discuss the chemistry of chile peppers and why humans love spicy foods.

This event is the fourth in a series of virtual field trips highlighting some of the scientists and engineers featured in the new three-part chemistry series NOVA "Beyond the Elements." For more information about the series, visit

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