Earliest evidence of chili pepper use found in Mexico
Published on November 22nd, 2013 | by Admin0
The scientists found chili residue in multiple types of jars and vessels, which suggests that Mixe-Zoquean and Maya cultures may have been using chili peppers for many different culinary purposes.
For instance, Capsicum was found in a vessel called a sprouted jar, which is used for pouring a liquid into another container.
The archaeologists suggest that chili peppers may have been used to prepare spicy beverages or dining condiments.
Story: Sci-News.com | Photo: Roberto Lopez and Emiliano Gallaga Murrieta