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Neem - biodegradable and effective Neem - biodegradable and effective
Neem - biodegradable and effective When you bring your beloved and well-grown chili plants into your home in autumn, aphids, white flies or fungus gnats often spread...
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Home-grown tomatoes - delicious and healthy Home-grown tomatoes - delicious and healthy
As popular as tomatoes are in many countries today, they were not introduced into the kitchens of Europe and Latin America until the middle of the 19th century, before they...
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What helps against the chili heat? What helps against the chili heat?
Question: What helps against the heat and pain in the mouth when you have eaten too much chili? Answer: The Capsaicin in chillies causes the burning in the mouth, which...
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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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Quick Diagnosis Quick Diagnosis
Image Symptoms possible diseases Withering of seedlings and young plants Damping-off (different fungi) Small, watersoaked lesions...
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Chili pest control Chili pest control
There are some basics to strengthen your chili plants without having to go to the chemistry club (after all, you want to enjoy your chillies without carcinogenic substances)....
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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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Beneficial Insects Beneficial Insects
There are many beneficial insects that help keep your chili plants pest-free. You can get them in specialiced shops or the Internet and apply on your infested plants. There,...
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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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Chili peppers can prevent cardiovascular diseases Chili peppers can prevent cardiovascular diseases
Would you like to prevent cardiovascular diseases or reduce blood coagulation after a heart attack or stroke? Then chili is a good helper. Capsaicin improves the blood flow...
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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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Fatalii Fatalii
Information: The Fatalii comes from Central Africa and belongs like the Habanero to the species Capsicum chinense. Probably, it was brought over and cultivated by slaves...
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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 Before it starts, what do you need? Quality seeds (in our shop you can choose from more than 350 varieties)...
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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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