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What determines how much a person is bothered by capsicum?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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In brief: Personal exposure

Capsicum is a naturally produced irritant that plants produce to protect themselves.
It has been adopted to spice up foods by humans and is a desirable feature in many cultures. The degree of tolerance is based a little on personal biology, and a lot on exposure and culture.

In brief: Personal exposure

Capsicum is a naturally produced irritant that plants produce to protect themselves.
It has been adopted to spice up foods by humans and is a desirable feature in many cultures. The degree of tolerance is based a little on personal biology, and a lot on exposure and culture.
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