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<p>Chili PeppersZoe Biron</p> <p>Most popular spice in the world 200 varieties</p> <p>Used in all types of cuisineAdd flavor, heat!</p> <p>Traced back to Aztecs and MayansOriginated in Central and South America Spread by explorers in 1500</p> <p>Scoville ScaleHeat and intensity is measured on a Scoville Scale</p> <p>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%</p> <p>Can survive heating and freezingSmaller peppers=more seeds relative to size=spicier!!</p> <p>BenefitsGood for you! Adds flavor, texture and color! High in vitamins A, C, E and potassium Digestion, heart disease and clots</p> <p>DecongestantHomeopathic Speed up metabolism</p> <p>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</p> <p>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</p> <p>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. .</p>