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Video: Why it hurts to eat hot peppers

You have probably had the burning sensation of eating a jalapeno or other tear-inducing pepper. What causes this painful fire in your mouth? The short answer is capsaicin. But what exactly is capsaicin? How does it work? ...

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Non-destructive sensing of fish freshness

In Japan, freshness expression is the fundamental and crucial determinant of acceptability and pricing on the market because the valuable and prime fresh fish product is typically suitable to be eaten raw such as 'Sashimi' ...

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Meat and bone meal as a source of phosphorus

Slaughterhouse waste is processed into meat and bone meal and subsequently fed to livestock or incinerated. This meal could be put to better use, though. It contains phosphorus, a scarce mineral used as fertilizer. A new ...

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