Are you Looking to Spice up your Life? Try Hot Peppers

12 October 2015

Is it that we love to torture one of the most sensitive organ in the body, the tongue or we enjoy burning sensation that comes with it?

A third of the people in the world eat chilli every day because they love the burn. Surprisingly chillies neither have addictive qualities nor is it a flavor it is just spicy. The sensation of spiciness is the result of the activation of pain receptors in the tongue!!!!!

The five types of domesticated species of chilli peppers, these include:-
• Capsicum annuum, which includes bell peppers, wax, cayenne, jalapeños, and the chiltepin.
• Capsicum frutescens, which includes malagueta, tabasco and Thai peppers, piri piri, and Malawian Kambuzi.
• Capsicum chinense, which includes the hottest peppers such as the naga, habanero, Datil and Scotch bonnet.
• Capsicum pubescens, which includes the South American rocoto peppers.
• Capsicum baccatum, which includes the South American aji peppers.
What are Some the Benefits of Chilies?

  • Chilli especially hotter varieties like Cayenne and Habanero are used as remedy for painful joints, for frostbite and to stop bleeding. They have been found to stimulate the blood flow to the affected area reducing discomfort and inflammation.
  • For the women the capsaicin of chilli peppers is used to make pepper sprays, since it is very irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract. There is no need to carry a gun or learn karate for self-defense anymore. Chilli got you covered and you need no license to carry it.
  • Chilli has a heat-generating element called capsaicin that delights spicy food lover around the world. The important part is it actually causes prostate cancer cell to destroy and kill themselves .it dramatically slow the development of protest tumor formed by the human cell. This is good news for men, more chilli less cancer.
  • Going to the gym and running may not be your strong point, so if you want to lose weight,peppers aid weight loss, by increasing metabolism by provide gastric relief and produce fat oxidation. What’s more, eating chilli peppers releases endorphins that make you feel good.
  • For those with toothache make an oil out of cayenne. Then take a plug of cotton saturate it in the oil. Then after press the cotton into affected tooth cavity. This reduces pain hence less or no toothache.
  • Hot peppers and their active ingredient, capsaicin, acts as an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. This reduces the risk for heart disease. In addition, it is great for people with arthritis or marathoners regarding inflammation.

We all love elephants, they make the national game parks to be worth visiting. Conflicts between farmers and elephants have long been widespread in African and Asian countries. We have heard stories where pachyderms destroy crops, raid grain houses, and sometimes kill people.  Farmers have a solution to keep the elephants away, using chilies in their farms.

Amaica has home made in house chilli sauces ranging from green African chillies to red bullet hot chillies to accommodate various customer needs. We also have of tamarind as a sauce  that compliment various dishes that require a sour accompaniment.