Month: August 2018

Scoville Scale
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Scoville Scale

The Scoville Scale, or Scoville Heat Units (SHU) is what we use to measure the potency of chilli peppers, or more specifically, the concentration of the capsaicin molecule.

Can Chilli Cure a Cold?
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Can Chilli Cure a Cold?

The short answer is “no”, but chilli can help in other ways if you’re suffering from a cold. Here’s why… Chilli is an effective decongestant. Think about it, when you eat really spicy foods it makes your nose run and your eyes water. The reason for this is that the capsaicin contained within the chilli irritates the...

Welcome to the Chilli Pot!
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Welcome to the Chilli Pot!

Welcome to what will (hopefully) be the latest and greatest resource about all thing chilli! I’ll be your host for this evening. Well, I’ll be your host going forwards I guess! Who am I? I’m Shaun – I’m a web developer from Sleaford, and I have an obsession with food. Namely curries, but really anything...