Tag: capsaicin

A Quick Guide to Not Killing Your Coworkers

Filed in Blog by on February 2, 2019
A Quick Guide to Not Killing Your Coworkers

There’s someone in your office or workspace that’s driving you crazy. He might even be doing it right now. Okay, we say he, but it could be anyone; annoying coworkers cover a broad spectrum of the population. All of us, in fact, it’s just that some people are really good at getting under your skin. […]

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What is the capsaicin in chili peppers?

Filed in Blog by on January 17, 2019
What is the capsaicin in chili peppers?

If you’ve ever wondered what exactly it is that makes chili peppers so hot, it’s time to take a closer look at a little something called capsaicin. In more simple terms, capsaicin is the active ingredient naturally found in chili peppers, and packaged up into some of your favorite hot sauce. This fiery chemical compound […]

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The Trick Capsaicin Plays On Your Mind And Body

Filed in Blog by on December 3, 2018
The Trick Capsaicin Plays On Your Mind And Body

When it comes to eating hot peppers and hot pepper products, the trick is part of the treat. That’s because capsaicin, the active ingredient in hot peppers that makes them so spicy hot, is actually playing a trick on your mind and body. After all, the pepper’s not really on fire, but your mind is […]

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What is Capsaicin?

Filed in Blog by on November 1, 2018
What is Capsaicin?

If you’ve ever wondered what exactly it is that makes hot peppers so hot, look no further than capsaicin. It’s the active component in hot peppers that brings on the intense heat. For people, or mammals for that matter, it’s the capsaicin that’s responsible for the burning sensation. First coined in the 1800s, capsaicin is […]

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How to Heat Things Up When the Temperature Drops

Filed in Blog by on October 18, 2018
How to Heat Things Up When the Temperature Drops

The fall season is here, and we all know that means winter is right around the corner. However, just because the temperature’s dropping, it doesn’t mean you have to suffer from the impending onslaught of Old Man Winter. No matter whether you’re looking forward to counting leaves on the ground or inches of snow, there’s […]

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The Risk Factor

Filed in Blog by on September 10, 2018
The Risk Factor

Sure, many of us crave hot peppers and hot sauce, but unfortunately sometimes as with any reward comes a potential risk. We’re not talking about the mouth-scorching reaction of a hot pepper or hot sauce touching your lips, but sometimes just the simple risk of a hot product touching your skin! You don’t have to […]

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Caught Up in the Rush of Spicy Food

Filed in Blog by on August 27, 2018
Caught Up in the Rush of Spicy Food

When a pepper is really hot, and by hot we mean mouth scorching hot, it almost takes your breath away. While it may feel like your mouth is seriously on fire, there’s obviously no flame. Despite the fact, the feeling almost certainly tells your brain to act fast! The capsaicin, or rather the compound that […]

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Getting to the Heat of a Hot Pepper

Filed in Blog by on August 23, 2018
Getting to the Heat of a Hot Pepper

You may think that a hot pepper’s purely hot, but it turns out the true heat of a pepper varies throughout the pepper. That’s because the real heat of a pepper is packed inside the area surrounding the pepper’s seeds. That’s where you’ll find the highest concentration of capsaicin, the chemical compound that makes peppers […]

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