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Totally Spiced Out! Conversation Starters

1. What’s the hottest pepper you have ever tried? How many Scoville units do you think you can handle? Remember a sweet bell pepper is 0 Scoville, a Jalapeno is about 2,500 – 5,000, and pepper X is over THREE MILLION!

2. Do different people in your family like to eat spicier or less spicy food? Who do you think has the most capsaicin receptors in their mouth (meaning who is the most sensitive when it comes to spice, like Guy Raz)?

3. The inventor of Pepper X combined two different super hot peppers to create the world’s hottest pepper. Think of different plants you could combine to make new fruits or vegetables? The orangiest orange? A cross between a strawberry and a cucumber?