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Buzzy Christmas Helpers & Chilly Nutmeg

With the holidays around the corner and bee populations on the decline, the University of Bristol’s Urban Pollination Project wants to show us what our holiday dinner would look like if bees didn’t exist. Also, what would be the holidays without nutmeg to compliment warm cinnamon? However, scientists at Kao Corporation have isolated a compound from nutmeg that has been shown to have a stronger cooling effect than menthol. Menthol is the compound found in mint, toothpaste, peppermint gum, and similar products that gives your mouth that chilly sensation.

What Would Your Christmas Dinner Look Like Without Bees? – IFLScience

Nutmeg Compound is Even Cooler Than Menthol – Chemical & Engineering News

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