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“Oh wow that’s really lingering… have you got any milk?” – Jeremy Vine and Dr. Michael Mosley’s chilli tasting experiment

In the new series The Secrets Of Your Food, Dr. Michael Mosley and botanist James Wong explore the effect food has on our bodies. Today in the studio Jeremy gets a taste of what the pair experienced during the filming of a chilli tasting competition, highlighting the popular misconception that the seeds give chillies their distinctive “donkey-like kick”.

In a lesson that Jeremy's not likely to forget for the foreseeable future it is in fact “the placenta” or white of the interior which may cause you to reach for a glass of milk (and definitely not water).

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2 minutes