Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

What Makes Chilies So HOT? What Is The Hottest Chili on the Planet?


Last week I picked up some red and greenish chilies from the garden. I am not a big fan of chilies but they  are just nice to look at especially when you see them hanging in plants, you might be interested taking picture of them. look at this picture, which was taken couple weeks ago. I happened to taste a tiny slice of a chili and as I expected it was super hot! which makes me wonder what's in it, what kind of element or chemicals it is associate with? So, I turned my curiosity into small research. Today we will talk about chilies. 

FACTS:

How long chilies have been cultivated?
It has been cultivated for more or less 6000 years!!!

What makes chilies so hot? 
An active component called Capsaicin is responsible for chili's hotness and burn, which was detected in 1990s, by scientists. 

What is the hottest part of the chilies? 
well, I thought the answer was the seeds, but that's not the case, it actually the white flesh hold the most of the capsaicin chemical. If you are not sure what's the white part chili, cut one and you will see it. 

How Many People Consume Chilies Everyday? 
More or less 2 billion people all around the world, well of course  I am not saying all of them consume top hottest chilies. Some chilies are not hot at all!. 

What is the hottest chilies on the planet? 
Trinidad Scorpion Butch Taylor. According to scientific test its heat at  1,463,700  Scovill (measurement of chili's spicy heat) Heat Unit (SHU)!!! compare to the second HOTTEST chili: Naga Viper and Scorpion Cultivars with 1250,000 to 1350,000 SHUs.



Source: "Why Chillies Are Hot: The Science behind the Heat - Australian Geographic." Why Chillies Are Hot: The Science behind the Heat - Australian Geographic. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Sept. 2013. <http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/why-chillies-are-hot-the-science-behind-the-heat.htm>.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

7 Reasons You Need to Eat Grapes!

7 reasons you should eat grapes...
  • Has antioxidant
  • Great for heart
  • Eyes health
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Boosts your colon health
  • Great for your brain
  • Supports men’s health.
Grapes have been around a long, long time. In fact, the first grape varieties might date as far back as 6000 B.C

Checkout this video about grapes!



                                                 
  Source: http://www.tablegrape.com/overview.php http://www.tablegrape.com/didyouknow.php http://www.buzzle.com/articles/facts-about-grapes.html**


AVOCADO


  • Avocados are naturally cholesterol free, excellent source of protein!! 
  • Avocado is virtually the only fruit that has heart-healthy no-saturated fat.
  • Did you know that Avocado is also called alligator pear because of its pear like shape and green skin. 

Watch this video about Avocado!

How Many People suffer from Food Poising each year? YOU WILL BE SURPRISED!!


Food Poising in U.S. Each Year

Food-borne illness, also known as food poising make million of American each year. 1 in 6 Americans or 48 million people get sick from food Poisoning every year.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

How Many Donuts Are Made in U.S Each Year?!!


10 Billion Donuts per Year!!!!
Did you know that each year over 10 billion DONUTS are made in the United States! That means over 2.7 million donuts a day!! 

Easy way to make donuts    

Saturday, July 13, 2013

How Much Pizza Are Being Consumed In USA Each Day?


Like the rest of the world, Americans LOVE pizza. So, I was wondering how much do we actually consume each year; so I did allow myself to do little research and my research shows that Americans eat close to 95 -100 acres of pizza each day, that means 350 slices per second!!!
                                                               

                                                                

How Much Candy Americans Eat Per Year?



Americans eat about 20-24 pounds of candy per person each year. Did you know that dutch People eat 3 times more!!!!






                                     

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Monday, July 1, 2013

First Pizzeria in The United States?



Pizza actually came from Neapolitan, Italy.


"Pizza came to the U.S. with Italian immigrants; the first U.S. pizzeria opened in 1905, and pizza became one of the nation's favourite foods after World War II."









                                                                    


Source: Pizza (2012). In Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. Retrieved from http://www.credoreference.com/entry/ebconcise/pizza

How Much Beef We Consume at McDonalds Each Year?




Americans consume 1 (one) BILLION pounds of Beef at McDonalds restaurants per year!! That is equivalent to Five (5) and Half (1/2) Million Cattle



                                                                                                 





                                                                          

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

CUCUMBER has 96% Water!

Cucumber

Cucumbers are 96% water!

 Cucumber is full of water, that’s why  it not as nutritious as other Vegetable like Pumpkins, Watermelon, and Zucchini, which are belong to the Cucumber family.

There are  verities of Cucumber. The most desirable and popular are Persian, English, and Pickling Cucumbers.

 Persian Cucumber: Just regularcucumber with edible seeds
 English Cucumber: Seedless
 ▲Cucumber has    Vitamin A · Fiber · Pantothenic acid · Magnesium · Phosphorus · Manganese


So, next time when you are thinking of having one of the coolest diets on your daily menu think of CUCUMBER! I personally don't consider salad as a salad until toss few pieces of cucumber.







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Source: 
 Web. 11 Jun 2013. <http://www.wafarmtoschool.org/ToolKit/18/Cucumbers/Facts>


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Who Discovered Chocolate?

Chocolate

Who doesn't crave for chocolate? Billions of us do! do you know who discovered chocolate? Here's the facts:


  • Chocolate was discovered by Aztecs, Central America, around 3100 years ago
  • It was a celebratory like beverage and status symbol for Aztecs and Maya
  • Researchers found out that a chemical compound that comes exclusively from the cacao plant - the source of chocolate - in pottery vessels dating from about 1100 BC in Puerto Escondido, Honduras
  • Chocolate enjoyed by later Mesoamerican civilizations like the Maya and Aztecs was made ground cacao seeds with added seasonings, producing a spicy, frothy drink.
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Source: 
. "Chocolate invented 3,100 years ago by the Aztecs - but they were trying to make beer  ." [Online] 13 November 2007. <http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-493335/Chocolate-invented-3-100-years-ago-Aztecs--trying-make-beer.html>.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Apple




The old saying, “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away.” This saying comes from an old English adage, “To eat an apple before going to bed, will make the doctor beg his bread.”

Cool facts & Stats:
  • Two pounds of apples make one 9-inch pie.
  • 2,500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States
  • 7,500 varieties of apples are grown throughout the world
  • The pilgrims planted the first United States apple trees in the Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • Archeologists have found evidence that humans have been enjoying apples since at least 6500 B.C
  • Don't peel your apple. Two-thirds of the fiber and lots of antioxidants are found in the peel. Antioxidants help to reduce damage to cells, which can trigger some diseases.
  • On August 21, 2007 the GoldRush apple was designated as the official Illinois’state fruit. GoldRush is a sweet-tart yellow apple with a long shelf life. The apple is also the state fruit of Minnesota, New York, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia



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    Source: 
     "Apples and More." [Online] <http://urbanext.illinois.edu/apples/facts.cfm>.

How many words are there in English?

Unfortunately, there's no exact count of the number of words in the English language because languages are flexible and expanding.