Homemade pepper sauce. Paw paw addition.

Pepper sauce for flavour and good health

Get ready to spice up your meals and improve your health with homemade pepper sauce that’s quick and easy to make. Here is a recipe for you to make your own pepper sauce at home that might be the solution to all your health problems which you can view below.

Ingredients for homemade pepper sauce

15 Scotch Bonnet peppers

45 Bird peppers

15 Pimento peppers

1 Onion, roughly chopped

3 Chives, roughly chopped

1 Head garlic, cloves peeled

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1 1/2 Cups distilled white vinegar

2 Limes, juiced

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 Teaspoon yellow mustard

1 Teaspoon salt (optional)

4 Leaves thyme

5 Shadon beni leaves

5 Leaves celery

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Directions for homemade pepper sauce

If you have sensitive eyes and skin, maybe you should consider wearing gloves and/or protecting your eyes. The smell, vapour and pepper sauce may burn. Otherwise the rest is simple.

Just pour in the vinegar and slowly add all the ingredients while the blender is set to puree.

Now you should have about 1 litre of the hottest best pepper sauce.

Store in a dark place in a glass bottle and it should last approximately 1 year.

5 health benefits of homemade pepper sauce

Burn off fat

Both hot and sweet peppers may enhance weight-loss efforts. Research has shown that capsaicin-the substance that gives hot red peppers their heat, can boost our metabolism-keeps immature fat cells from developing into full-fledged ones.

Control cholesterol, improve heart health and prevent stroke

Another benefit of capsaicin: A study in the British Journal of Nutrition showed that adding hot peppers to daily meals may protect against the build-up of cholesterol in the blood compared with eating a bland diet.

The hotter the pepper, the more capsaicin it contains. Whether you like them hot or sweet, peppers contain lots of B vitamins. One cup of chopped pepper has 36 percent of your daily vitamin B6 and 10 percent of folate (also a B vitamin); red peppers contain 35 and seven percent, respectively; and yellow peppers, 20 and 10 percent.

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A Japanese study published this year looked at more than 35,000 women, age 40 to 79 years, who had completed a food-frequency questionnaire.

Researchers found that the higher the dietary intakes of both folate and B6, the lower the risk of death from stroke, coronary heart disease and total cardiovascular disease for women.

Keep arthritis at bay

Half a cup of chopped green, red or yellow sweet peppers has almost double your daily needs of vitamin C. Researchers at the University of Manchester in England found that study participants who were in the lowest category of vitamin C intake had more than a three-fold increased risk of inflammatory arthritis compared to those with the highest intake.

Lower your risk of breast cancer

Research reported in the International Journal of Cancer in 2009 found that premenopausal women who ate two or more servings of foods rich in carotenoids each day reduced their risk of breast cancer by 17 percent. Carotenoids can interfere with estrogen’s signalling ability.

Lower sodium diet

Since pepper is a natural flavour enhancer regular use may result in a lower sodium diet since you will use less salt to flavour food. This is provided that the pepper sauce itself does not contain any salt.

May 2018   www.sweettntmagazine.com

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