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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Exploring spices, we bring the world to our tables

Brandon Capek dons a glove and full-face respirator to fill 1-ounce packets of ghost chili at the Market Spice warehouse. The chili measures 1 million heat units. By comparison, jalapeños are about 25,000 heat units. An ounce of the chili sells for $6.93.