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Heat Index Peppers

| April 18, 2014

New chile pepper heat index supported by the US and England.

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World’s Hottest Food Additive is Ashley Food Company’s Mad Dog 357 Plutonium No. 9 Pepper Extract

| November 11, 2013

The Ashley Food Company, which has been making hot food products in Massachusetts for 23 years, has just produced one of the hottest pepper and purest extract currently available in the world: Mad Dog 357 Plutonium No. 9. It is a highly refined extract of peppers from all over the globe.

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Immunity Boosters

| November 10, 2013

Chilis stimulate the metabolism, act as a natural blood thinner, and help release endorphins,” says Petersen. Plus, they’re a great way to add flavor to food without increasing fat or calorie content. Chilis are also rich in beta-carotene, which turns into vitamin A in the blood and fights infections, as well as capsaicin, which inhibits neuropeptides (chemicals that cause inflammation).

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Chile Nutrition Facts

| November 10, 2013

Chili peppers, despite their fiery “hotness” are one of very popular spices known for medicinal and health benefiting properties. The chili is actually a fruit pod from the plant belonging to the nightshade family of Solanaceae, within the genus; capsicum. Scientific name: Capsicum annum. Some common members of nightshade family are tomato, aubergine, potato, etc.

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How Spicy Foods Can Speed up Your Metabolism

| March 12, 2012

It has long been thought that spicy foods help to speed up your metabolism, but the information on how and how long has been varied and remained somewhat unclear. It is thought the main element that gives chilies their heat – capsaicin – is responsible for creating this effect, as it creates heat generation and raises body temperature upon consumption.

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Peppers Fight Cancer

| October 19, 2011

The power of the pepper is not only to make foods spicy . According to an article published in the journal Cancer Research, a substance contained in its formula, capsaicin, can be a weapon against prostate cancer.

Chili peppers are the fruit of plants from the genus Capsicum, members of the nightshade family, Solanaceae.

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Science & Spicy Food

| December 19, 2010

The spiciest food on the planet is the Trinidad Scorpion, a pepper cultivatable in most parts of the world. The chart used to determine the pepper’s heat, named the Scoville Scale after its creator, American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville, assigns measurable units of spiciness to various foods. For example, the Trinidad Scorpion gets a whopping 1.4 million scoville units (SCU), while jalapeño peppers score 2,500 to 8,000.

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