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Szechuan Peppercorns Aren't Just Hot, They're Mind Numbingly Hot, and Here's Why

Lara Rabinovitch

Szechuan pepper, the spice unique to the Szechuan province of China famous for its food, produce a numbing sensation, not just a burning hot feeling like chili peppers. Scientists have now identified the actual frequency of the peppercorn which makes your mouth tingle and actually vibrate, thereby proving that this cuisine is literally electric.

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