Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sichuan Peppercorns - There's a War in my Mouth

That has to be one of the best post titles ever.

Sichuan peppercorns apparently contain hydroxy-alpha-sanshool, which create "numbing and tingling sensations" when you eat them.


There's a link to an entire scientific abstract if you like to engage your inner chemistry geek.

Sichuan peppercorns: "There's a War in my Mouth"
, via BoingBoing

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