Do you know why peppers are spicy?

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Scientists believe that the capsaicin in peppers exists to keep infestations of fungi at bay.

Insects like to poke holes in the skin of fruits, and as a result, harmful fungi can make their way in. To combat this, a pepper’s capsaicinoids can slow the growth of the microbes.

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Since birds are immune to the burn, it doesn’t affect their appetite and the plant can still spread its seeds successfully.

To prove this theory, scientists have found that peppers growing in areas with a lot of insects tend to be much spicier than others living in more bug-free zones.

Interesting Facts about Peppers:

  • Chili peppers’ spice is a defence mechanism.
  • Chilli peppers have a lot of Vit. C
  • There are thousands of types of Peppers
  • Some Parts of the pepper are hotter than others.
  • Only mammals are sensitive to hotness of peppers.
  • There is a Hotness Scale to hotness of peppers.
  • Eat a pepper if you have a stuffy nose.

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1. Hot Pepper F1 Hybrid

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2. Hot Pepper Red

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3. Hot Pepper Yellow

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4. Capsicum Mix Colors

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5. Hot Pepper Round Shaji

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6. Pepper Jalapeno

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7. Black Pepper

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In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.


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Using pebbles in a garden brings different colours and textures to the garden. Pebbles can also fill up otherwise empty space in the garden, leaving a visual that might be considered more interesting and aesthetic than simple dirt, soil or mulch.