Tag: heat

This is why hot sauce makes summer foods better

Filed in Blog by on June 29, 2019
This is why hot sauce makes summer foods better

If you live in a part of the country that gets snow – real snow, like the kind you curse every morning when you realize you have to walk through it to dig your car out of it – then you probably spend much of the year yearning for the hot, stupidly sweaty days of summer.

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How to host a grown up pool party this summer

Filed in Blog by on June 20, 2019
How to host a grown up pool party this summer

Remember when you were a kid on a hot July day and all you wanted to do was head to the community pool where your friends were?

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When It’s Too Hot to Cook, Why Add More Heat?

Filed in Blog by on May 16, 2019
When It’s Too Hot to Cook, Why Add More Heat?

It’s not one of those things where you make a smoker quit by forcing him to smoke all the cigarettes he can until he vomits. No, there’s something deeper at work here… and it’s called capsaicin.

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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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Unlocking the Science of Self-Preservation

Filed in Blog by on September 1, 2018
Unlocking the Science of Self-Preservation

Many of us are drawn to the heat of a hot pepper, but it turns out pepper plants likely pack in the heat not to get more attention, but rather less. Scientists believe the spicy hot taste is actually what some pepper plants use to ensure their own survival. This act of self-preservation may not […]

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The Attraction of Hot Peppers

Filed in Blog by on August 20, 2018
The Attraction of Hot Peppers

When it comes to hot peppers, some people feel the attraction and some don’t, but it turns out the extreme heat of a hot pepper only affects mammals. According to experts it all has to do with science. It’s likely that pepper plants use capsaicin, the spicy chemical part of the pepper, to repel most […]

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Tips to Build Up Your Hot Pepper Tolerance

Filed in Blog by on August 9, 2018
Tips to Build Up Your Hot Pepper Tolerance

If you’ve looked at those scorching hot bottles of hot sauce and wondered how you’ll ever be able to tolerate the heat, take heart. There are ways to up your tolerance when it comes to hot peppers. Working your way up the Scoville scale takes some time, but the results are definitely worth it in […]

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The Race to the Top of the Scoville Scale

Filed in Blog by on June 21, 2018
The Race to the Top of the Scoville Scale

Top athletes are always looking to up their game. Whether it means beating a best time, climbing a higher mountain, getting more points or simply overcoming a new obstacle, they know there’s always room for a new first place. It makes sense, then, that one of America’s hottest products is continually in a race to […]

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