Why Does Wasabi Burn Your Nose?

The answer to why wasabi is such a nose burner has to do with a compound that researchers are trying to use in a creative way!

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Sources:
https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5297157
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2015/05/12/wasabi-more-than-just-a-hot-sushi-condiment/
http://www.sciencemadesimple.co.uk/curriculum-blogs/biology-blogs/why-is-wasabi-so-hot
https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2015/04/124956/first-look-wasabi-receptor-brings-insights-pain-drug-development
https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/allyl_isothiocyanate
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F7355_2015_98
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3129667/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK5237/
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004101011730377X
http://www.pnas.org/content/111/47/16901.short

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