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The ‘Bhut Jolokia’ – recognised as the hottest of spices

The ‘Bhut Jolokia’ – recognised as the hottest of spices

‘Bhut Jolokia’ also known as naga jolokia, bih jolokia, ghost pepper, ghost chili pepper, red naga chilli, and ghost chilli is cultivated in the Indian states of Assam, Nagaland and Manipur. The name “Bhut Jolokiya” comes from the Bhutia tribe who used to originally bring it down to the valleys of Assam for trade. It’s

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Barbecued food linked to dementia

Eating barbecued, grilled or fried meat could increase the risk of being struck down by dementia, scientists have discovered. Research by US experts suggests that compounds called advanced glycation end products, or Ages, suppress an anti-ageing enzyme known as Sirt1. Protein-rich foods that are cooked at very high temperatures raise the level of these harmful

Hottest curry has Indian chillies

A British-themed restaurant in Manhattan has made a phaal so hot it includes the Indian Bhut Naga Jolokia chilli, which is used to make tear gas. The curry measures one million units on the Scoville scale and chefs at the curry house wear masks to cook it. Made using eight chillies, the dish has left

Cherries make you fit, young

LONDON: Not many know that sweet and tangy, red coloured, tiny seasonal fruit cherry contains plethora of health benefits. Experts say cherry not only helps reduce blood uric-acid levels, but also cures muscle pain. It also slows down the process of ageing and reduces skin problems like acne and vulgaris. Some health benefits of cherries:

Researchers debunk super food benefits

London: Superfoods may have been the mainstay of the health industry for a long time, but now researchers are questioning their much touted health promoting properties. Foods such as broccoli, blueberries and whole grains do contain polyphenols, compounds that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, but their health-giving properties seldom make it past the gut, contend

Oregano: The Wonder Herb

Oregano is one of the most widely-used herbs worldwide, so it is hard to imagine anyone not having tried it. The herb belongs to the mint family of plants. Besides culinary purposes, oregano can also be used for its medicinal properties. Count the various benefits of Oregano: – Oregano leaves are a good source of