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Chili PeppersZoe Biron

Most popular spice in the world 200 varieties

Used in all types of cuisineAdd flavor, heat!

Traced back to Aztecs and MayansOriginated in Central and South America Spread by explorers in 1500

Scoville ScaleHeat and intensity is measured on a Scoville Scale

Chili extract, dilute with sugar until neutralizedThe number of times it needs to be diluted gives you a rating Capsaicin, chemical responsible for heat Veins and seeds, 80%

Can survive heating and freezingSmaller peppers=more seeds relative to size=spicier!!

BenefitsGood for you! Adds flavor, texture and color! High in vitamins A, C, E and potassium Digestion, heart disease and clots

DecongestantHomeopathic Speed up metabolism

Fresh and DriedStart out green while growing As they mature they turn yellow, orange and red The more they ripen/mature the sweeter they get Dried chilis have a higher concentration of sugars Flavors are intensified/magnified Distinctive smoky flavor

Hottest PeppersNaga Jolokia tested over 1,000,000 SHU Ghost pepper Range in heat year to year Naga Viper 1,359,000 SHU 2010 Trinidad Scorpion, 1,463,700 SHU 2011 Australia

Picture Citations" ." Chile Pepper Scoville Scale. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2012. . "Chilli Wizards Scoville Scale." Chilli Wizards Scoville Scale. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2012. . "The Perfect Pantry." The Perfect Pantry. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2012. . "Types of Hot Peppers." Food Recipes RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2012. . "The World's HottestChile Pepper." Naga Jolokia. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2012. .

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