Is Black Pepper Good For You

Is Black Pepper Good For You?

What kitchen is complete without a black pepper grinder? Right there with salt, it’s a staple. Everyone from foodies to fast food junkies can’t live without a dash of this spice. And while not as pungent as our favorite hot peppers, it still adds a little dash of heat to a meal.

But really how much do you know about it? What is black pepper? Is it related to hot peppers? And most importantly is black pepper good for you? Let’s take a closer look at this spice that we eat nearly every day.

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Asian Beef Stew

Asian Beef Stew

Looking for a spicy recipe that has that “nestle up at home” good feeling? This slow cooker Asian beef stew certainly does the trick. It hits the spot as comfort food, perfect for the chillier months, but no slouch for the summer either. The warmth fits …

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Mango Habanero Margarita

Mango Habanero Margarita

Summer is not complete without a tasty margarita. And a spicy margarita takes things to a whole other level. Here’s a favorite that’s full of spicy-sweet goodness. Try chilling up a pitcher-full for a summer barbecue party – totally refreshing. For the habanero hot sauce …

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Scotch Bonnet vs Habanero

Scotch Bonnet Vs. Habanero: PepperScale Showdown

Scotch bonnet vs. habanero. Two close cousins that spice up the upper end of the Scoville scale. But how do they compare? How often can you find them at a supermarket? And how often do you see them in hot sauces and other spicy products?

We take these two giants of the pepper scale and put them head to head for four rounds to discover their similarities and differences. Want to dig deeper? Be sure to read our posts that dive even deeper: the scotch bonnet pepper and the habanero pepper.

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What Are Scoville Heat Units

What Exactly Are Scoville Heat Units?

There are some mighty big numbers on the Scoville scale. It ranges from a goose egg zero all the way into the millions. Each of those numbers is what’s known as a Scoville heat unit, but what does that mean? What exactly are Scoville heat units, and why can some of the hottest hot peppers account for millions of them?

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Tabasco Chipotle Sauce

Tabasco Chipotle Sauce Review: Smokin’!

No hot sauce brand comes close to Tabasco in terms of availability. Tabasco is everywhere – from supermarkets to major chain restaurants. But my favorite of the bunch isn’t the original (though that’s seriously tasty too). It’s Tabasco Chipotle sauce.

That smoky tang…it’s just right. If you like the earthy taste of barbecue and other smoked dishes, then you’ll want a bottle of this in your cupboard. Soon you may find that you’re putting a few drops of it in nearly everything. No kidding – it’s that good. 

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Does spicy food cause acne

Does Spicy Food Cause Acne?

If you’re prone to acne, you may have noticed flair-ups after eating spicy foods like hot peppers. Are they linked? Does spicy food cause acne? Or is this simply a case of ill-timed coincidence?

Truth be told, the food itself typically doesn’t cause acne, but the side effects of eating spicy foods like hot peppers certainly increase the chances of a breakout occurring. That’s especially true if you’re not used to eating spicy foods. 

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Cayenne Pepper Pills

What’s It Like Taking Cayenne Pepper Pills?

Chili peppers are well-known for how healthy they are. It’s all about that magic compound capsaicin and what it can do, from natural pain relief to boosting your metabolism and a whole lot more. Many people, in fact, take cayenne pepper pills to get the benefit of capsaicin without having to eat chilies in their meals, and there are many positive reviews on the results reported on sites like Amazon.

But what’s it like taking these pills or cayenne pepper capsules? Is there a taste? A sense of heat? A quick boost of energy? Other side effects? Well, each person is different, but I’ll lay out what it’s been like for me. From there, you can decide whether it’s something you want to give a try. Out the gate, I’ll say it’s definitely been overall positive. 

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