The Pleasure and the Pain of Spicy Peppers

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CFAES food scientist, Dr. Chris Simons, recently spoke to The Columbus Dispatch about his research on food compounds that elicit physical sensations - such as the pain from a pepper or the tingley feeling caused by mints.  He shares insight on the uniqueness of humans to continue to eat painfully spicy food and tips for enjoying foods that cause physical reactions.