Depending on how brave someone is, most people prefer to have a general idea of how spicy a pepper (or any food) is before they bite into it. To avoid a nasty surprise, or to choose peppers to test your mettle, you can check out the Scoville Chart before tasting hot peppers.
So, you say you like things spicy, at least your food, that is. Well, how about trying one of these fiery babies? Eat a Red Savina Habanero, one of the hottest peppers in town. Need something to tingle your taste buds and open your sinuses? These guys will do the trick. Until the discovery of the Ghost and Scorpion peppers, … Read More
You’ve had an abundant season of growing peppers. Hot peppers, sweet peppers, and everything in between. And now the harvesting season of your peppers is here. Your baskets are full, your jars and freezer bags are ready and you have an entire weekend to spend preserving your little garden gems. There are many methods of preserving peppers. Let’s explore some of the more … Read More
Our Habanero barbecue sauce not only packs up a good kick and great taste; it may also be good for you! Capsaicin is a natural property in Habanero peppers as well as in most hot peppers. It gives peppers their distinctive hot taste, but there is much more to it than meets the eye. Capsaicin may be one of the … Read More
One of the delightful aspects of Korean barbecue is that the succulent cuts of meat are often accompanied by dipping sauces. You grip the meat with chopsticks or wrap it in lettuce, and dip it in the sauce before eating it. One of the prime ingredients of Korean dipping sauce is pepper paste. Here you can exercise a little creativity, … Read More
Hot peppers sure are delicious, and a great addition to any dish (if you like things spicy). However, for years, there have been a handful of myths and misconceptions about not only the health benefits of hot peppers but also the tricks to calming down your tongue after putting too much jalapeno in your salsa. Here are five myths that we … Read More
If you have taken to growing peppers, then you put a lot of effort into growing some great ones. However, why let one harvest be it? If you know how to save the seeds, you can grow great peppers year after year. Unfortunately, if you are growing hybrid seeds, they may not grow into the peppers you expect next year. … Read More
Entering into the world of creating your own unique hot pepper can be as exciting as it is intricate. However, before even worrying about the genetics of it all, potential seed breeders need to understand the different types of pepper seeds. When engineering pepper seeds, growers will be working with primarily three types of seeds – hybrids, heirlooms, and genetically … Read More