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Pepper Spice May Offer Treatment For People With Chronic Pain
2013-09-11 13:39:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists looking into why Szechuan pepper causes a tingling sensation have discovered the Asian spice may help patients with chronic pain. The new research, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, could lead to a greater understanding of the causes of tingling sensations experienced by many chronic pain patients. Szechuan pepper mimics the sense of touch in the brain by chemically activating light-touch fibers...

Spicy Food Personality
2013-07-18 14:41:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Anyone who's ever dared to eat the 'Suicidal' chicken wings at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY knows the painful rush that comes with every deliciously fiery bite, and a new study from Penn State researchers suggested that the thrill-seekers among us are the most inclined to like the spicy stuff. According to the report, which was presented at the 2013 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting and Food...

Airborne Gut Action Helps Wild Chili Pepper Seeds
2013-06-24 07:25:08

University of Washington Scientists have long known that seeds gobbled by birds and dispersed across the landscape tend to fare better than those that fall near parent plants where seed-hungry predators and pathogens are more concentrated. Now it turns out it might not just be the trip through the air that's important, but also the inches-long trip through the bird. Seeds from a wild chili pepper plant found in South America, after being eaten and passed through the digestive tract...

2013-03-21 23:02:09

Capsicum Pure is offering a buy 2 get 1 free promotion for consumers looking to lose weight before Summer. The promotion lasts through the rest of 2013 and is now available at a highly discounted rate. (PRWEB) March 21, 2013 Pure Capsicum Annuum Extract is an-all natural weight loss supplement that burns fat naturally though a process called thermogenics. This is how the body naturally burns its own fat cells as heat. The main ingredient in Capsicum Pure that kick starts that process is...

Spicy News: Scientists Sequence Chile Pepper Genome
2013-02-08 11:14:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This week, geneticists from the New Mexico State University´s Chile Pepper Institute announced they have successfully completed the genomic sequencing of the chile pepper, marking the first time the feat has ever been done with the famously spicy plant. “This puts NMSU and the Chile Pepper Institute on the cutting edge with a new level of research,” Paul Bosland, an NMSU professor and director of the Institute, said in...

2012-10-15 11:25:40

LONDON, October 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Are Scotch Bonnets hotter than Jalapeno peppers? Is there a scientific way to measure spiciness? Where are chillies originally from and can they grow in any climate? What is the best way to put out the fire when a chilli turns out to be hotter than expected? Gardening [http://www.lovethegarden.com ] website Lovethegarden.com are launching the infographic "Hotter Than the Sun" today to answer these and many other questions about chillies....

2012-09-04 06:27:34

DALLAS, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It was January 2012, Isaac dribbled the ball; shot it through the hoop, swish! This was a simple moment the 15-year-old athlete who once participated in cross country, soccer and basketball, thought he'd never experience again. Ten months earlier, Isaac was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He became a patient at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® and through extensive treatment and care, his cancer is in remission and he is able to play the sports he...

2012-09-04 06:25:55

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will ring in 2013 with legendary band Red Hot Chili Peppers at an intimate New Year's Eve performance, marking their first performance in Las Vegas in more than seven years. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120904/AQ66786) The New Year's Eve celebration will begin at 10 p.m. inside The Chelsea, The Cosmopolitan's unique entertainment venue that has hosted prior NYE performers including Jay-Z,...

2012-08-27 06:23:12

DALLAS, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chili's® Grill & Bar wants guests to know there's much more to the multi-faceted range of peppers than just heat. That's why the casual-dining brand introduced a new line of dishes as part of a Pick-a-Pepper platform, with six bold entrees showcasing the versatility of peppers. From mild and tangy, to spicy and smoky, Chili's features a pepper for everyone. If guests aren't sure which peppers tempt their palates, an easy-to-use...

Why Peppers Do Not Mature After Picking
2012-08-03 11:52:53

Climacteric and non-climacteric fruits react differently to the plant hormone ethylene Tomato breeders scored a coup several years ago when they identified tomatoes with a genetic defect that made the fruits mature very slowly, even under the influence of the phytohormone ethylene. Traders and growers were delighted as it gave them more time to transport the crop, initially still green, from where it was harvested to where it would be sold. At the stores, the tomatoes could then be treated...