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The Chemistry of Pepper: The Spice that Changed the World
About This Episode
Pepper is one of the most common condiments in the world today, but it used to be more valuable than gold. In the our latest video, we examine how pepper's delectable chemistry made it a key player in the global spice trade. In 1498, the sought-after spice helped usher in the so-called "Age of Discovery," which bridged the gap between the Middle Ages and the Modern era.
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