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I challenged myself for one year to see how many things I could use Cayenne Pepper in. My family was my test subjects, and they all said they felt better after we started using Cayenne Pepper in our diets regularly. For example, when I make spaghetti sauce, hot dogs, or sausages (we are a meat and potato family) I will add Cayenne Pepper to taste. I find if you put too much in it, the kids won't eat it, but when cayenne pepper is added to spaghetti sauce, the whole family loves it! The same goes for hot dogs and...

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Cayenne is one of the well-known chilli peppers. It comes from the Capsicum genus, making it a type of capsicum pepper. This means that cayenne can be used as an ingredient in many hot and spicy dishes. Uses of Cayenne Pepper 1) Chilli Con Carne Chili con carne, which literally translates to "chili with meat" is a spicy dish that uses cayenne pepper as its main ingredient. It is a popular dish in Mexico and the United States where it was introduced by Spanish immigrants during the 1800s. Although chili con carne has become very common worldwide, there are many...

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Cayenne Pepper is a medicinal spice that originated in Cayenne, French Guiana. It is also known as Capsicum frutescens or Capsicum. This amazing plant has been used for hundreds of years by practitioners of natural medicine for its therapeutic properties. Cayenne is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, calcium, and iron. Cayenne contains resveratrol, which provides cardio protective benefits to the heart muscles and helps protect against atherosclerosis; catechins, which are antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties; capsaicinoids, which helps clear mucus from congestive conditions such as asthma and chronic bronchitis; carotenoids; trace minerals such as zinc, iron, phosphorus and...

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The history of poppy seed cultivation is an interesting one. Poppy seeds were used medicinally for centuries, but it wasn't until the Industrial Revolution that they became a global commodity. The first mill to process poppy seeds was founded in 1836, and now Western Europe imports two-thirds of its supplies from Turkey. In the US, farmers produce about 10% of what is needed domestically, while Mexico produces 50%. It's estimated that by 2020 there will be a shortage of raw materials due to increased demand from Asia and Africa as well as population growth within many countries.  Poppy seeds are...

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Poppy seeds are not only delicious, but they're also good for you. They contain many essential fatty acids, like Omega-6 and Omega-3 that our bodies need in order to be healthy. Poppy seeds have a lot of nutritional benefits such as being high in protein and low in carbohydrates so they make the perfect snack food. The best part about these tiny little gems is that they can be added to any dish or eaten on their own without adding an overpowering flavour which makes them versatile enough to enjoy with anything!   This blog post will discuss some of the reasons...

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