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Plant pigments are an important source of non-toxic compounds for use as food or cosmetic coloring agents.
For those with high blood pressure, chili peppers might be just what the doctor ordered.
Chiles important reservoirs of genetic diversity important for conserving biodiversity.
By Steve Riches "When I was in Thailand I had the hottest chilli sauce ever, called Bird Pepper Master Blaster. Can I grow the chillies from which it's made?" asks Jamie Wilde, of Salisbury, Wilts. - You sure can, Jamie. Bird Pepper is nothing more complicated than the Far Eastern name for Tabasco.
Health officials in Colorado have found a jalapeno tainted with salmonella in the home of someone sickened during a recent outbreak of the food poisoning.
Imports of jalapeno peppers from Mexico have slowed amid government testing for salmonella, and importers say shortages are likely if the bottleneck continues.
Two Dickinson State University students are attempting to create a fast-growing and prolific pepper species.
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