Scientists Could Engineer a Spicy Tomato

Scientists Could Engineer a Spicy Tomato
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Spicy food is popular the world over, but the active ingredient that makes food taste “hot”—capsaicinoids, a group of chemical compoundshas useful properties beyond making food taste delicious. However, the plants that make them (the chili pepper family, or Capsicum) are small and have relatively low yields

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