Chili Pepper News — Capsaicin
We can (and do) rehash the health benefits of consuming capsaicin until the cows come home (or until we’re blue in the face, or any other archaic phrase used to denote some later or excessive time). And, there are plenty of benefits; no shortage of them really. Chili peppers reduce the free radicals in your body, reduce insulin levels, and assist in the reduction of unhealthy cholesterol levels.
You’ve probably seen it time and again. Recipes that call for fresh chilies usually direct you to remove the seeds. Why? For some reason, a lot of people are under the impression that a chili’s heat derives from its seeds. It’s hogwash. But, there seem to be a lot of these individuals. Many of them are chefs (or, at least, their cookbook recipe writers). This level of deception continues to mislead the home cook.
Every now and again (usually when there’s a gigantic leap forward in computer technology), we’re reminded that our brains are still the most powerful computers out there. Of course, they also point out that we use so little of our brains for everyday life. And, we probably use even less now that we continually replace mundane tasks with techie gadgets whenever we can.