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2011-01-18 14:26:18

Plant pigments are an important source of non-toxic compounds for use as food or cosmetic coloring agents.

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2010-08-04 12:30:00

For those with high blood pressure, chili peppers might be just what the doctor ordered.

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2009-06-19 15:00:33

Chiles important reservoirs of genetic diversity important for conserving biodiversity.

2008-09-07 18:00:08

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.

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2008-07-30 15:56:33

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.

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2008-07-14 06:00:00

Imports of jalapeno peppers from Mexico have slowed amid government testing for salmonella, and importers say shortages are likely if the bottleneck continues.

2005-12-21 08:17:46

Two Dickinson State University students are attempting to create a fast-growing and prolific pepper species.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.