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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”.
We most often eat grapes in our snacks and we less often think of incorporating them into our more elaborate recipes. While a must-have on a cheese board, they can add a nice sweet touch to many dishes, from salads to stews. To help you savor fresh grapes as well as raisins, here are ten […]
In nutrition, it is not uncommon to hear everything and its opposite. So how do you find your way around when one day you hear that you have to eliminate a certain food from your diet, and then the next day it’s the one that you absolutely have to have on your plate? You may have […]
Abdominal meteorism, an increase in the volume of the abdomen due to the accumulation of intestinal gas, is one of the most common symptoms of troubled digestive function and can affect almost one in every two people. The causes can be numerous, sometimes it can be a symptom of a more or less serious disease, […]
There are a ton of reasons to include legumes in your diet. Beans, lentils and chickpeas are an excellent source of plant-based protein. They are great for the environment because they require relatively little water. Legumes are very rich in vitamins, minerals and soluble fiber. In addition, they are inexpensive. The only downside is that […]
Pregnancy is a great time in life that comes with its share of changes! The nutritional needs of a pregnant woman must be adapted as she “eats for two” and prepares her body for childbirth. For the mothers-to-be, here are ten healthy and delicious recipes for a beautiful healthy pregnancy.
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 […]
This article was originally written on August 19, 2020 and updated on April 14, 2021. What is histamine? 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 […]