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Is there a Scoville scale for “coldness” (e.g. mint)?

Certain foods taste hot like peppers and are measured by the Scoville scale. Some foods also taste "cold". Mint is the main one that comes to mind. Is there a similar scale for this kind of taste? If ...
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What will happen if i remove seeds from a chilli pepper before cooking?

Will it remove or reduce the capsaicin content? Is there a part of the chilli I can remove to reduce or remove the capsaicin content? Btw I know that you can use less chilli, use milder ones or bell ...
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Does capsaicin lose potency with oxidation?

I have a packet of ground garam masala and if I make a stew with it it tastes very bland and has no taste. Two of the ingredients in the garam masala include pimento and cinamom which I know contain ...