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Growing your own tomatoes Growing your own tomatoes
How to grow your own tomatoes from seed to plant Those who prefer to grow their own tasty tomatoes are rewarded not only with many delicious fruits in the summer, but can...
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Tomato Growing Tips Tomato Growing Tips
A guide on how to grow tomatoes, that are healthy and flavourful. We all love to have our self-grown tasty tomatoes, but they do have their quirks. To make it...
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Chili Pepper Diseases Chili Pepper Diseases
First of all: most chili pepper diseases can be avoided by a good care and the right location for your chili plants. Use a good, new substrate that has been treated thermally,...
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Healthy benefits of chili peppers Healthy benefits of chili peppers
Chili peppers are extremely healthy and should be included in your regular diet. Their alkaloid compound capsaicin is one of the most studied plant compounds of chili peppers....
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Lose weight with chillies - spicy food can make you slim! Lose weight with chillies - spicy food can make...
Good news for all those who are fighting against those excess pounds and like to eat spicy food: Chillies help fight food cravings and love handles! Several teams of...
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Can hot peppers help against cancer? Can hot peppers help against cancer?
The both preventive and healing effects of chilli against cancer is one of the most studied mechanisms of action of capsaicin. Years ago, scientists were struck by the fact...
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Chili peppers are a real superfood Chili peppers are a real superfood
Hot chillies offer a lot of health benefits due to their rich content of nutrients and vitamins. For example, they contain almost three times more vitamin C than an orange. The...
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Chili Types Chili Types
Dividing the chili types into 5 groups (species) Here, the most important and most widespread varieties of the great chili family are briefly named and described. However, not...
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Aji Aji
Heat level : 5 - 8 (about 2,500 - 50,000 SHU) General info : Ají is the common name for Chilean chillies, especially in Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. These can...
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Does chili help fight colds? Does chili help fight colds?
Question: Do chillies or hot foods help against infections in the ear nose and throat area and colds ? Answer: Firstly, it is important to clear up a myth from...
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Bhut Jolokia Bhut Jolokia
Spiciness : 10+++ (approx. 1.000.000 SHU) General Info: The Bhut Jolokia (Capsicum chinense) originates from the region of Assam in India and is a naturally occurring...
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Birds Eye Birds Eye
Heat level: 9 - 10 (about 80,000 to 200,000 SHU) General info: The Birdeye chili comes from Africa and is a close relative of the Tabasco chili as both belong to the...
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Slim and healthy with the Chili smoothie Slim and healthy with the Chili smoothie
Spicy green smoothie with Chili and Ginger Green smoothies are currently on everyone’s lips. They provide the body with important nutrients  and also taste good...
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Carolina Reaper Carolina Reaper
Heat level: 10 +++ (average 1.569.300 SHU) General info: Since November 2013, the Carolina Reaper variety has held the world record of the worlds hottest chili (Guinness...
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Cayenne Chili Pepper Cayenne Chili Pepper
Spiciness : 8 (20.000 - 50.000 SHU) General Info: The Cayenne Chili (Capsicum annuum) is a real classic and is one of the most widespread chilies in the world. It...
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The History of the Chili The History of the Chili
The History of the Chili - a detailed report on the most widely used spice in the world. Origin of the wild Chili plant The original home of chilies is South and...
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Chiltepin / Tepin Chiltepin / Tepin
Spiciness: 8 - 9 (50.000 - 90.000 SHU) General Info: Chiltepin, also called Tepin or Chiltepin, is the original type of many existing chili varieties of Capsicum annuum....
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Capsaicin - Spiciness Capsaicin - Spiciness
Why do chilies taste spicy? The spiciness of chilies probably originated through a symbiotic relationship of the plants with birds. Birds are the main distributors of the...
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Habanero Habanero
(Red, Orange, Purple, Suriname Red, White, Yellow, Chocolate) Spiciness: 10 (to 500.000 SHU) General Info: The Habanero chili ( Capsicum chinense ) is one of the spiciest...
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Measuring spiciness in Scoville Units Measuring spiciness in Scoville Units
How can we measure spiciness? Measuring the spiciness  of chilies and chili products is important so that both producers and consumers know how much spiciness the various...
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Jalapeño Jalapeño
Spiciness: 5 - 6 (2.500 - 8.000 SHU) General Info: Jalapenos (Capsicum annuum) are among the most well-known and popular chilies in Mexico and Texas and are mainly...
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Rocoto Manzano Rocoto Manzano
Spiciness : 8 (30.000 - 50.000 SHU) General Info : In South America, Rocoto is the common name for chilies of the Capsicum pubescens species, and “Manzano”...
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Chili Cultivation Instructions Chili Cultivation Instructions
Conditions for a successful chili cultivation The purpose of these cultivation instructions is not to create a scientific text that explains the exact conditions for the...
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Buy chili plants or chili seeds Buy chili plants or chili seeds
Here we give you a few tips to make your decision easier:   Pro Chili Seeds: You want to accompany your plants, “from birth”, so to speak, to cherish...
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Scotch Bonnet Scotch Bonnet
Spiciness: 10 (100.000 - 350.000 SHU) General Info: The Scotch Bonnet chilies are some of to the spiciest chilies in the world, and are the Caribbean form of the...
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What is needed for chili cultivation? What is needed for chili cultivation?
Helpful tips for all those who would like to cultivate their own chillies. Ideal for beginners.   Chilies like it hot! Chilies mainly grow in countries with warm...
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Which varieties of chili should I cultivate? Which varieties of chili should I cultivate?
There are approx. 3,000 chili varieties in all levels of spiciness, in colour shades from red to yellow/orange to violet, and with diverse growth requirements. Thus, the choice...
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Serrano Serrano
Spiciness : 6 (5.000 - 20.000 SHU) General Info : The Serrano Chili (Capsicum annuum) originates from Mexico, and its name suggests that it originates from the highlands...
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Transplanting chillies correctly Transplanting chillies correctly
Transplant (separate) your chili plants with little effort. Tips and Tricks. There are many rumours around transplanting, such as that it is very difficult, time consuming and...
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Drying and preserving chillies Drying and preserving chillies
Instructions for drying chillies After the chili harvesting in winter, many private chili gardeners face a new problem. How can I preserve my sometimes very spicy chillies?...
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7 Tips for cooking with Chili 7 Tips for cooking with Chili
What to do if it’s too spicy? 1. Use cautiously! The first and most important rule when using chillies is: Be cautious with the amount of chillies you use, start...
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Chili Holiday on the 1. January Chili Holiday on the 1. January
If there were a holiday for Chili Heads, then it would definitely be on New Year`s Day On the 1. January 1493, on his first voyage in the direction of America, or "India",...
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