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Why Are Some Peppers Spicy?

Author: 
Josh Welch

Multiple peppersI don't know if it is because I am from the South or if it is just in my genes, but I have always loved to eat spicy foods. 

Stuffed jalapenos, nachos with jalapeno slices, salsa, hot sauce...it is all welcome on my menu. 

I have often wondered why these peppers evolved to have a spicy component since the main goal of fruit is to have animals consume it and making it uncomfortable to eat seems like the opposite of this. 

This fascinating video by SciShow has the answer and it is probably not what you think! 

Don't forget to let me hear your thoughts about this video in the comments section below.