Did You Know...

Chili peppers are hot because they contain a substance called alkaloid capsaicin. The higher the capsaicin content the hotter the pepper. 
  • Capsaicin is also used in naturopathic medicine. It is believed that that this alkaloid helps to reduce cholesterol and slow clot formation.  It is also marketed as a topical cream for arthritic pain.
  • It is also the primary ingredient in pepper spray.