Why Does Pepper Make Us Sneeze?

Why Does Pepper Make Us Sneeze?

Experts say: It's because of piperine, a chemical that creates the biting sensation when you taste pepper. Smell and taste are linked, so when piperline hits the tongue, it also hits the delicate membranes of the nose. When finely ground pepper particles are drawn into the nose, the body tries to get rid of them like it would with any foreign particles, by sneezing.

Taken from: 2009 Page A Day Calendar (Workman Publishing)


Anonymous said...

Why does pepper make us sneeze well then I will ask for your opion why do you think pepper makes people sneeze.


I Love Food Blog said...

Deadman - Prior to my posting, I didn't really have a clue. I guess now I can say I know why now.