KidzTube
Welcome
Login / Register

Why Are Hot Peppers Hot? (And How Milk Helps)

Featured

Thanks! Share it with your friends!

URL

You disliked this video. Thanks for the feedback!

Sorry, only registred users can create playlists.
URL


 Cooking   |   Fine Arts   |   Chemistry   |   Science
 Find Related Videos  added
477 Views

Description

Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions

You have probably had the burning sensation of eating a jalapeno or other tear-inducing pepper. What causes this painful fire in your mouth? The short answer is capsaicin. But what exactly is capsaicin? How does it work? Why do people drink milk to relieve the pain? Reactions has the chemistry to answer all of these sizzling questions.

Find us on all these places:
Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions
Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions
Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions
Tumblr! http://tumblr.com/ACSReactions

Old School - Funk It Up
The Drive

Producer:
Elaine Seward

Writer:
Elaine Seward

Executive Producer:
Adam Dylewski

Scientific consultants:
Todd Brethauer
Sophia Cai
Darcy Gentleman, Ph.D.

Sources:
Milk - http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources/highschool/chemmatters/past-issues/archive-2013-2014/peppers.html
Capsaicin and Pain - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1302858/
Pain Receptors - http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v389/n6653/full/389816a0.html#B5

Post your comment

Comments

Be the first to comment





RSS