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When to Use Dried Chiles vs. Fresh vs. Powder vs. Flakes

Our guide to using different types of chiles, from dried and flaked to fresh and powder.<p>The world of chiles is a vast one. Just the sheer number of different types is mind-boggling—I mean, off the top of your head, do you know the difference between a Chilaca and a Cubanelle? (Yeah, us neither.) …

Recipes

Are Chiles Good for You? Or Bad? What Does Science Say?

Are chiles an antioxidant-filled wonder food? Or a bacteria-harboring carcinogen? We searched the annals of science to find the truth.<p>Science is groovy and everything, but it can be annoyingly confusing when it comes to telling us what to eat. Today's knotty conundrum: the chile. Is it an …

Colon Cleaner Hot Sauce

Well, at least it's not trying to hide its possible side effects (we're looking at you, Chipotle hot sauce). Colon Cleaner Hot Sauce ($14) is a …

Food

The Science Of Grow Lamps | PowerHouse Growers

Many aspiring gardeners and growers, like me, live in built-up urban environments where having an outdoor garden is more than a luxury – it’s a pipe …

Growing Your Own Chillies

The Gran Luchito guide to growing your own chillies from seed at home.<p>Pasilla Oaxaca chillies growing in the hills of Southern Mexico’s Mixes.<p>Whether …

Growing Tips for Chillies

World of Chillies has put together some tips to make sure you get the most from your chilli seeds.<p>Preparing Chilli Seeds<p>Germination of chilli seeds …

Tips To Stop Sunscald On Pepper Plants

We all know that plants need sun to produce plant sugars or carbohydrates for food through photosynthesis. They also need the warmth the sun creates …

The science of chili peppers

<b>The science of chili peppers</b><p>There is an arms race going on. Farmers are competing to breed the hottest chillies ever, with terrifying names such as Trinidad Moruga Scorpion and Carolina Reaper. Sauce manufacturers are selling more and more potent hot sauces, some of which have to have “not for people with respiratory or heart problems” warnings on the label. It seems as though humanity’s quest for hot, searing pain is never ending.<p><b>But, why are chillies hot and why do we like them so …

The New Wave of Sriracha Sauces

Sriracha is certainly having a moment. With humble beginnings in a seaside town in Thailand, the sweet-and-spicy chili sauce surged in popularity …

Sriracha Sauce

Bonsai Chiles! (Bonchi)

Welcome to the home of the bonsai chile peppers! <i><br>A form of truly enjoyable natural art & science!</i><p><b>What can be more creative and versatile hobby and art</b> …

Plants

Breeding Chilli

<b>Cross Breeding the Chilli</b><p>First let’s start with the Anatomy of the Chilli Flower The chilli flower is an Individual reproductive unit consisting of …

United Nations

Rating Chili Peppers On A Scale Of 1 To Oh Dear God I’m On Fire

As I traveled the country this summer in search of America’s Best Burrito, I heard time and time again that the chiles in the United States weren’t …

New Mexico

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Know Your Chillies – From Scotch Bonnet To Jalapeño, Which Is The Tastiest?

Contrary to what you may have heard, not all chillies are created equal. From scotch bonnet to jalapeño, chillies come in all different colours, …

Chilly Willy – A Naughty-Looking Type of Chilly Pepper

If you’re looking for something hot and naughty-looking to spice up your meals, look no further than the willy-shaped <b>Chilly Willy pepper</b>.<p>I know what …

Organisms

Chilli Pepper Plants Not Thriving, Why?

I was volunteering at a local farmer’s market this weekend at the Master Gardeners stall. We are there to answer gardeners’ questions and promote …

Gardening