Nanotech Precisely Measures Spiciness So Your Tongue Doesn't Have To

The Scoville Units you see on the side of chili sauce bottles are measured subjectively by taste testers, who determine how hot a given hot sauce really is. But now a new nanotechnology will allow food scientists to quickly and cheaply measure the exact amount of capsaicinoids — the active component in chili peppers — … » 5/09/08 8:00am 5/09/08 8:00am