Archive for March, 2011

Hot Peppers Reduce Breast Cancer

Filed in Health Benefits by on March 19, 2011
Hot Peppers Reduce Breast Cancer

A new study has reported that hot peppers reduce breast cancer cell growth and increase cell death without affecting normal breast cells. The study was designed to investigate the relationship between the capsaicin content of peppers and the impact of pepper extracts on human breast and leukemia cancer cells. Reports are inconsistent concerning the anticancer activity of hot peppers and their primary biologically active component, capsaicin. The authors tested extracts from several different peppers in human breast and leukemia cancer cell lines in the laboratory.

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Hot Peppers Moderate Breast Cancer

Filed in Health Benefits by on March 19, 2011
Hot Peppers Moderate Breast Cancer

Studies concerning hot peppers, capsaicin and cancer have produced mixed results. On the one hand, capsaicin has been shown to induce apoptosis in several different types of cancer cells and mechanisms have been proposed to explain its apparent anti-cancer activity. On the other hand, capsaicin also appears to act as a carcinogen in some parts of the body.

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Ashley Foods Tops World’s Hottest Taco with 357 Silver in Las Vegas

Filed in Press by on March 7, 2011
Ashley Foods Tops World’s Hottest Taco with 357 Silver in Las Vegas

Ashley Food Company supplies its world’s hottest sauces to the Hall of Flames, in the Riviera Hotel & Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Cayenne Isn’t Just About Heat

Filed in Health Benefits by on March 3, 2011
Cayenne Isn’t Just About Heat

The pursuit of off-the-chart Scoville units is not my game. In fact, remember Mark Twain’s famous observation about how using the right word makes a difference as dramatic as light from a firefly versus lightning? It also can be applied to cooking.

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