Chili Pepper News — hot peppers
You’ve probably heard the saying you can never have too much of a good thing, but in the case of hot sauce, you may just want to come to the table prepared. Hot sauce is a great solution to spicing up bland food, or to give it an extra kick, but sometimes you’ll find you’ve hit your limit, at least for the time being. When your mouth feels like it's on fire and you just can’t douse the flames, you’ll want to be ready.
Sure hot peppers and hot pepper products taste great at mealtime, but the name says it all! Not only are they oftentimes burning hot when they reach your mouth, but some are so hot you’ll start feeling it starting with the tips of your fingers. That’s why some of the hottest products on the market are literally too hot to handle.
If you just can’t seem to decide what to get the person on your holiday shopping list that seems to have everything, maybe you haven’t looked far enough. Sure you probably have hot sauce and hot pepper lovers on your list, but there’s no room for ordinary this year. That’s why we’ll bet some of the newest holiday gifts to hit the market are sure to fit the bill.
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 colorless, yet highly pungent. You’ll find the majority of it in a pepper’s placental tissue, the place where you also find the seeds. Interestingly enough, pepper seeds don’t produce any capsaicin, yet the spot where the seeds attach, the white pith of the inner wall...