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The world record holder is currently the Carolina Reaper according to Guinness (as of AUG 2013). This pepper began its family tree as a crossbreed between a Ghost Chili pepper and a Red Habanero. The LA Times reports that the hottest Reaper has been clocked at 2.2 Million Scoville units. That's higher than some commercial pepper spray products. They go on ...


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The increase in metabolic rate from ingesting capsaicin is nominal and would make very little difference to someone trying to lose weight. Of more interest is the fact that capsaicin appears to increase satiety - it increases the feeling of "fullness". Studies have shown that adding capsaicin to food results in the overall consumption of fewer calories. ...


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The cumin! Cumin can leave a horrible aftertaste. I avoid it in my chili for this very reason. It's like a skunky, lingering unpleasantness. I don't think it's the pepper or the tomato, you would have smelled the tomato if it had been sour.


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Mild is the opposite of hot. Medium is in-between. If the sauce ends up too hot for your child, try a dollop of sour cream or plain yogurt.



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