Hot Corner for the Spicy Hot Food Lover in You!!!!
Looking for something Spicy & Hot to cook for dinner tonight. Well, you came to the right place.
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If you are someone who really likes to turn up the heat in the kitchen with spicy foods.
Then all you have to do is add some Chili Peppers to any recipe and the Heat is On!!!
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SPICY HOT RECIPES THAT WILL HEAT UP YOUR MOUTH
When it comes to Peppers they are measured in Scoville heat units. It starts at 0 and goes all the way up to 2,200,000 units.
So what is the Scoville scale and where did it come from?
Wilbur Lincoln Scoville was an American pharmacist best known for creating the “Scoville Organoleptic Test”.
Which has been standardized to the “Scoville Units” that measures the pungency (spiciness or heat) in spicy food? The shorter version is SHU which you will see in most grocery stores.
He created the method in 1912 while working at Parke-Davis pharmaceutical company. At the age of 47, is when he created the “Scoville Organoleptic Test” to measure the heat intensity of chili peppers.
The test measured how much spicy substance would have to be diluted in sugar water before it pungency was no longer noticeable. Later it was streamlined to machines to directly measure the amounts of capsaicinoids, the chemicals responsible for the sensation of heat.
Here is a list of Peppers and their Scoville Heat Units
It has been said that Hot Peppers have health benefits to them which come from the capsaicin (pronounced (kap-say-sin)). Capsaicin is found in peppers like cayennes, jalapenos, and habaneros, just to name a few.
Some of the reported health benefits are weight loss, help lower cholesterol, suppress appetite, increase metabolism, and fight inflammation.
Capsaicin found in peppers can affect your metabolism by raising your body temperature, which uses up more energy.
When more energy is used your body increases blood flow and increases your metabolism, which will help you lose weight.
Peppers also are a great source of Vitamin C and A and high in Potassium. A little more than 50 percent of Americans enjoy spicy foods. Are you one of those Americans?
If you’re in that 50 percent of Americans who love some heat with any meal, you’re in luck! What is your Scoville scale level?
So if you can get past all the heat, go ahead and enjoy some spicy hot peppers.