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Spice Collection

The Gift of Chili Pepper

Photo by Timothy L Brock on Unsplash

Humans have consumed chilis since 7500 BCE, and capsaicin makes it taste spicy. The Mexica, a ruling ethnic group of the Aztecs, introduced this to conquistadors. This culture spoke Nahuatl, and chili was their word for it.

Columbus’ crew were the first to try chili, and they called it pepper like the…



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JM Heatherly

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