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2011-01-18 10:25:48

New jalapeño pepper perfect for poppers Jalapeño fans take note"”a new, jumbo pepper is now available for your eating and cooking pleasure. The New Mexico State University chile pepper breeding program recently announced the release of a large-size jalapeño pepper dubbed 'NuMex Jalmundo'. According to Paul Bosland, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at NMSU and co-founder of the nonprofit Chile Pepper Institute,...

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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, according to a study reported in the August issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication. While the active ingredient that gives the peppers their heat"”a compound known as capsaicin"”might set your mouth on fire, it also leads blood vessels to relax, the research in hypertensive rats shows. "We found that long-term dietary consumption of capsaicin, one of the most abundant components in...

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2010-03-23 14:10:40

The Indian military has found a new way to fight terrorism by turning one of their spiciest treats into an effective weapon. After testing the world's hottest chili -- the "bhut jolokia" or "ghost chili," -- the military has decided it would be a good candidate for tear gas-like hand grenades that could immobilize suspects, according to officials on Tuesday. The ghost chili was recorded as the world's spiciest chili and was entered into Guinness World Records in 2007. It is grown and eaten...

2009-09-13 21:21:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, in honor of Mexican Independence Day, the world's greatest speed eaters competed in the third annual La Costena Feel the Heat Jalapeno Eating Championship Challenge in Chicago. Sonya "Black Widow" Thomas won the La Costena jalapeno eating championship in a sudden death match against the reigning champion Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti. The Black Widow bit into her first La Costena championship by eating 250 and a half whole pickled jalapenos in nine...

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2009-06-19 15:00:33

Chiles important reservoirs of genetic diversity important for conserving biodiversity Without the process of domestication, humans would still be hunters and gatherers, and modern civilization would look very different. Fortunately, for all of us who do not relish the thought of spending our days searching for nuts and berries, early civilizations successfully cultivated many species of animals and plants found in their surroundings. Current studies of the domestication of various species...

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2008-11-05 09:46:45

By themselves or as an ingredient in a variety of foods, including salsa, America's top-selling condiment, peppers have found a warm spot in the hearts and stomachs of U.S. consumers. But while U.S. Department of Agriculture figures show consumption of fresh peppers at an all-time high, only a fraction of these are grown domestically. Currently more than 70 percent of all fresh peppers consumed in the U.S. are imported from Mexico, and another 18 percent are imported from Canada, according to...

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. The chilli's Latin name is Capsicum Frutescens, which comes originally from the Amazon basin in Brazil and was popularised by the Mexican city of Tabasco. The plant is now widely grown in...

2008-08-29 09:00:14

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government said Thursday that the salmonella outbreak that sickened at least 1,440 people appears to be over, but its ultimate source may never be known, partly because of shortcomings in the nation's food safety system. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they found strong evidence to implicate jalapeno and serrano peppers, and a farm in Mexico, in the largest outbreak of foodborne illness in a decade....

2008-08-04 12:01:03

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has banned the importation of Mexican jalapeno and Serrano peppers pending lab testing for salmonella. The CFIA said it took the action to prevent the implicated source of a Salmonella Saintpaul outbreak in the United States from entering Canada. The federal agency said shipments found to be contaminated won't be allowed into the Canadian marketplace. This action is based on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recent advice to Americans to avoid...

2008-07-31 09:00:59

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to eat raw serrano or jalapeno peppers grown in Mexico, as well as any foods containing them. The FDA said laboratory testing has confirmed both serrano peppers and irrigation water from a Mexican farm in the state of Nuevo Leon contain Salmonella saintpaul with the same genetic makeup as the strain that has caused a salmonella outbreak in the United States. The FDA is still analyzing many of the samples taken at various farms...


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