Episode #84 – Starting a Hot Sauce Club, Plus the Health Benefits of Chile Peppers
Scott guides you step by step on how to launch a local hot sauce club. Ken Alexander and Scott discuss the health benefits of chile peppers, capsaicin and hot sauce. Boston Ballastic Hot Sauce is reviewed.
Links mentioned in the episode:
Health benefits of chile peppers & capsaicin sources and articles:
- American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Effects of Chili Consumption on Postprandial Glucose, Insulin, and Energy Metabolism
- LA Times: A Fiery Pod Full of Vitamins and Antioxidants
- NBC News: 9 Condiments That Are Good for You
- MedlinePlus: Antioxidants
- European Journal of Nutrition: Capsaicinoids Lower Plasma Cholesterol and Improve Endothelial Function in Hamsters
- Tabasco Country Store: TABASCO Original Red Sauce
- Elmhurst College: pH Scale
- MedlinePlus: Acidosis
- American Heart Association: Shaking the Salt Habit
- Taco Bell: Full Nutrition Information
- ABC News: The World’s Hottest Pepper: Brings Pleasure and Pain Relief
- Cancer Research: Capsaicin, a Component of Red Peppers, Inhibits the Growth of Androgen-Independent, p53 Mutant Prostate Cancer Cells
- U.S. Pharmacist: Capsaicin: Risks and Benefits
- University of Maryland Medical Center: Cayenne
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: Capsaicin
- Cancer Research: Capsaicin, A Component of Red Peppers, Inhibits the Growth of Androgen-Independent, P53 Mutant Prostate Cancer Cells
- Journal of Proteome Research: Proteomic Analysis for Antiobesity Potential of Capsaicin on White Adipose Tissue in Rats Fed with a High Fat Diet
- European Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Capsaicinoids Lower Plasma Cholesterol and Improve Endothelial Function in Hamsters
- Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry: Effects of Capsaicin and Isoflavone on Blood Pressure and Serum Levels of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I in Normotensive and Hypertensive Volunteers with Alopecia
- American Institute for Cancer Research: Some Like It Hot
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Check out what some of the best spicy food bloggers out there (okay, so I hang with the “cool” crowd!) had to say about blogger influence, a Chilehead hall of fame, Peppers on the beach, and lots of other stuff. Thanks to Brian and Marilyn Meagher of Hot Sauce Daily/Weekly for setting the roundtable up, Buddah for videoing, and Scott Roberts, Firehead Thomas Gately, and Steve ‘the Machine” Smallwood for sharing their perspective and wisdom. I had a great time!! Hope you enjoy and thanks to Iloveitspicy.com for the share!