Hollapeno Hot Sauce Nutritional Facts:

Hollapeno Hot Sauce Nutritional Facts

Chili peppers for your health: 

Chili peppers, especially organic, are extremely healthy for you, and should be included in your regular diet.

Studies show that chili peppers can provide pain relief for migraines and sinus headaches. Capsaicin, the chemical that makes chili peppers hot, is known to inhibit a neuropeptide, Substance P, from undergoing the nociception process, which causes the perception of pain. 

Capsaicin also helps to stimulate secretions that aid in clearing mucus from your nose, combatting nasal congestion. It also contains antibacterial properties that help fight chronic sinus infections.

According to the March 15, 2013 issue of Cancer Research, capsaicin not only causes the tongue to burn, but also drives prostate cancer cells to kill themselves. In summarization of the research, capsaicin induced approximately 80% of prostate cancer cells growing in mice to follow the molecular pathways leading to apoptosis. Prostate cancer tumors treated with capsaicin were about one-fifth of the size of tumors in non-treated mice. “Capsaicin had a profound anti-proliferation affect on human prostate cancer cells in culture,” said Dr. Lehman, M.D., Ph.D. “It also dramatically slowed the development of prostate tumors formed by those human cell lines grown in mouse models.“

Chili Pepper History:

The original chili pepper plant, classified as a fruit, not a vegetable, hails from South America or Central America, depending on which anthropologist you ask, circa 7000 B.C. The tiny, pungent red fruit was most widely cultivated in Mexico, where it was deemed important enough to serve as currency as well as food. Seeds were carried by birds and explorers throughout Central, South, and southern North America. Modern Mexico still produces the greatest variety of Chile peppers, about 140 types at last count, and about 70,000 acres dedicated to just growing jalapeños.

American history states Christopher Columbus was also on a quest for spices. Food has been a traditional and powerful reason to explore our world and different cultures. One of the great foods Columbus returned with was the jalapeño. Upon his return, a German botanist named it the “Calcutta pepper,” believing that Columbus had found India. Where they failed in geography, they at least flourished with flavor!

Anatomy of a Jalapeño:

Anatomy of a jalapeño