No celebration of the chili pepper
would be complete without food, and this year, the Garden's annual Farm-to-Table benefit, a collaboration with North Union Farmers Market, takes as its point of departure -- what else?
Kung Pao Cashew Chicken Breast -- Golden brown cashews paired with tender chicken breast, diced string beans, red bell peppers and button mushrooms, all lightly seasoned with ginger, garlic and a pinch of chili pepper
Birds, however, can eat Squirrel Free pepper-coated bird food because they do not taste "capsaicin," the natural ingredient that makes chili peppers
For additional information on Chili Pepper
, contact Chili Pepper
Software, 1630 Pleasant Hill Road, Suite 180-200, Atlanta, GA 30136-5827; phone 1-800-395-1812 (sales) or 404-339-1812 (main); fax: 404-513-7411.
0 and higher and is available for $189 direct from Chili Pepper
UC Davis plant scientist Paul Gepts, the study's senior author said identifying the origin of the chili pepper
is not just an academic exercise, asserted that by tracing back the ancestry of any domesticated plant, we can better understand the genetic evolution of that species and the origin of agriculture - a major step in human evolution in different regions of the world.
Note: Long red chili peppers
, often used in Thai cooking, are hot.
Capsaicin limits the growth of microbes like bacteria and fungi, and scientists have long wondered if its presence in chili peppers
protects them from these harmful invaders.
We didn't know then that spicy chili peppers
actually have anti-inflammatory activity and heal stomach and duodenal ulcers.
In the late 1990s, however, global competition threatened to completely steal the market for the state's cultural icon, the chili pepper
The chili pepper
(also spelled "chile" in many parts of the country) is the state's cultural icon.
For the vegetables: Combine celery, gingerroot, chili pepper
and remaining short rib liquid in a separate saucepan and simmer for two minutes.