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October 2008
Weekly Reader News - Senior;10/3/2008, Vol. 87 Issue 5, p2
The article reports on the discovery of scientists in Bolivia that bugs help make chilli peppers spicy. Peppers produce chemicals to protect themselves from bugs that can pierce through their skins and leave them open to infection. It is said that the chemicals are responsible for the spicy flavor of the pepper. According to scientist Joshua Tewksbury, peppers get spicier as they ripen.


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