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Why I Love Cayenne Pepper, The Spicy Herb With a Million Uses

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Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Author:
Katie Manry
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For most of my life if there was a choice between hot, medium and mild for how spicy a dish was, I always picked mild, no question. But about 12 years ago I started to slowly change my mind and my palate when it came to warming up to cayenne peppers.

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What is Cayenne Pepper

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
Author:
Katie Manry

The use of cayenne pepper to spice up a dish or boost circulation has a long history in many cultures around the world. There is sometimes confusion from the fact that a cayenne pepper is always a chili pepper, but a hot chili is not always a cayenne. So what is it?

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Keep Chocolate Raw for Heart Healthy Benefits!

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
Author:
Katie Manry

According to recent studies, raw chocolate can help prevent heart disease and cancer. In their article Cocoa nutrient for ‘lethal ills’, Michelle Roberts points out that epicatechin, a flavonoid in chocolate, seems to lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. This nutrient is believed to relax blood vessels and improve blood flow, […]

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