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Good news for spicy food lovers: the active ingredient found in chili peppers – capsaicin – could reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. The research team from the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine fed capsaicin to mice that were genetically susceptible […]
Originally published in the Journal de Montréal on June 24, 2006. Contrary to popular opinion, this is not a Mexican dish, but rather the national dish of Texas, also known by the people over there as ‘the red bowl’.
Chili peppers were one of earliest cultivated crops in Central and South America, around 7,000 years ago. Imported into Europe by Christopher Columbus and then spread rapidly across the globe by Spanish and Portuguese colonizers, they were immediately adopted as an inexpensive substitute to pepper.
Answer: Bell or sweet peppers and chili peppers are actually from the same family of plants (same as the tomato, in fact!). They were first discovered by the Western world when Columbus travelled to America. At that time, peppercorns were a very prized condiment, so he called these vegetables “peppers”.
At SOSCuisine, helping you save money on your grocery bill is one of our main missions. We already offer you several practical solutions, including our Budget meal plan, our grocery flyers wizard and our grocery price checker. To make your life even easier, we’ve put together a list of must-have meals that allow you to […]
Histamine is a chemical compound derived from the amino acid histidine. It is known for its role in the body’s immune response to foreign proteins, especially the allergic response. During an allergic reaction, antibodies cause histamine to release, which can trigger a series of inflammatory reactions and cause symptoms to arise. On a daily basis, […]
Textured vegetable protein or TVP is gaining in popularity and it has every reason to be! In addition to being an excellent source of protein, it also has the advantage of being very economical and versatile in the kitchen. TVP is a perfect substitute for ground meat in your favourite recipes and helps make your […]
Have you ever heard of jicama? It is a root vegetable native to Central America, and especially from Mexico, whose name is derived from the Aztec word xicamatl meaning “that which has taste”. It looks like a turnip or a round potato but a little bit flattened, like a top. Its flesh is juicy, crunchy […]
For those unfamiliar with the term, halal is food that is prepared according to Muslim law. Much like kosher food, halal follows strict guidelines for the preparation of meat. For that reason, vegetables are a big part of a halal diet. Try our best halal recipes.
Did you know that half of the world’s mangoes are cultivated in India alone? In fact mango is the national fruit of India and also Pakistan. To help you savor it in all kinds of ways, we have unearthed our 10 best recipes featuring this delicious fruit.
Comfort food is the perfect remedy for fall blues. When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing better than eating a good hot dish to warm you up and remind you of your childhood memories. We have chosen 10 special recipes that will soothe your soul … and fill your stomach.