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Why are chilli peppers spicy?

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08/23/2009

Chili peppers are spicy due to a spice within the chili known as capsicum. Chilies that contain the botanical capsicum are high in vitamins C and A as well as carotenoids which is what provides the flavor. There are both mild and spicy chili peppers below are a few that are considered spicy/hot: * Scotch bonnet (popular in the West Indies) and has been called the hottest of all chilies * Annaheim (slightly hot) has a lot of flavor and richness * Cayanne