Category Archives: Spicy Is Good

The Scoville Index – Heat Wave Warning!


So how does one know what to expect before he bites into that red, green or yellow pepper? Is there a way to anticipate how much water you should have on hand to quell the fire? Presenting the Scoville Heat Index. This method of evaluating the pungency (hotness) of chili peppers is named after its […]

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What Makes Peppers Hot?


The answer to the title of this article is an easy one, albeit a somewhat big word. Capsaicin is what makes peppers hot. So exactly what is this stuff and is it good for you? Capsaicin is the active compound resident in chili peppers. Chili peppers belong to the capsicum plant family, thus the name […]

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Health Benefits of Eating Spicy Food


There are hundreds if not thousands of different spicy food delicacies that one can prepare at home or order in various restaurants. Not only are these delicacies delicious, they have the capacity to benefit the body in a number of ways. Here is a detailed guide on some of the top health benefits that can […]

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Hot Sauce: A Global Ingredient


Essentially, hot sauce has been used in cooking since the first chile pepper was plucked from a plant. One of the initial variety to become popular was referred to as cayenne sauce and was distributed in the United States in the early 1800’s. It is reported that the first cayenne sauce sold in bottles occured […]

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