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4 Hot Pepper Cold Remedies
The chili heads here at Gourmet Chips & Sauces don’t only love peppers for their spicy taste, we also appreciate their medicinal uses, especially when it comes to stubborn winter colds. Peppers increase blood circulation and have anti-microbial properties which can help kill pathogens. We’re not saying peppers are the magic cure for colds and flu, but they can certainly help speed up the recovery process. Here are a few handy pepper-based cold remedies. Cayenne Pepper Gargle: Used to relieve sore throats. Mix ¼ teaspoon of cayenne with cup of warm water and gargle several times a day...
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Why Do Chili Heads Do What They Do?
One of the most common question chili heads get from non-chili heads is; if it hurts, why do it? In life, there is usually no gain without at least a bit of pain. Want a cool tattoo? You’re gonna have to endure up to several hours of pain due to the endless stabbing of needles into your skin. But, hey, at least you have a cool piece of art on your body to show for it. When it comes to those hot heads who love to blow their tops off by eating the hottest peppers in the world, it’s hard to see what they gain for all this pain.However, just like a runner’s high, eating chili peppers can actually ..
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Hot, Hot, Heat: What Makes a Pepper Hot?
Here, at Gourmet Chips & Sauces, we are all about foods that pack a punch, namely; chili peppers. All of our products contain a range of peppers, from the popular Jalapeño to the notorious Ghost Pepper, which is about 400 times hotter than your run of the mill hot. In order to be a proper chili head, you gotta understand what makes these little guys infamous; their heat.Peppers are measured on the Scoville Scale, which is named after its creator;American pharmacist, Wilbur Scoville, in 1912. The Scoville scale measures the concentration of capsaicin in the pepper, which is the compound tha..
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