What makes a Pepper a Pepper

Pepper, from scotch bonnet to jalapeno is an essential part of making meals. So, think twice before relegating pepper to the back of your shelf. Over the years, pepper has been known as a predominant spice that goes well with almost every meal. Whether making meals for the family or for socializing with friends, pepper comes in handy. You do not want to compromise your meal just because you experimented with a complex spice or you were too afraid to try some pepper.

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Cooking with pepper

When cooking, there are minimal restrictions on where you can use pepper and many exciting ways you can experiment with pepper. For example; Bbq sauces, In Salads, when garnishing, In soups, In whole meals and stews, With fish Kebabs, etc. Gone are the days when pepper was considered a cultural heritage and was used by people of certain heritage like the Caribbean, and Asian communities. It is now one of the most widely spread and used spice with variations from leafy green peppers to white, black or red dried and ground powdered pepper.

Advantages of adding pepper

The advantages of adding pepper go beyond its rich spicy nature. This humble spice holds many health benefits including; Ease in digestion by stimulating the stomach to produce acid to break down proteins, Relieves cold when mixed with a teaspoonful of honey in hot water, Helps improve the skin by fastening blood circulation, Aids in weight loss by breaking down fat cells and increasing metabolism, Addresses stress by making the brain more active, cancer prevention especially when used together with turmeric, Increases vitamin C intake, among other medicinal values

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Scotch Bonnet peppers

Seasoned cook or not a touch of pepper is always a plus. If you are used to making dishes a certain way, introducing pepper is not hard as it enriches the meal and complements other spices without dialing them down. Pepper is essentially praised for its flavor and tastier healthy and meals.

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