hot peppers

Capsaicin's positive effects are modest. But they are real. All of this is to say, the obsession with chili pepper heat may be a fad. Or a form of masochism. But it may also reflect -- for once -- popular taste and nutrition in a happy alliance.
HuffPost Weird's Andy Campbell goes deep into the world of hot sauce at New York City's Hot Sauce Expo. We'll chat about the winners and losers and eat the hottest digestible pepper.
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Sonya Samuel is the found and owner behind Bacchanal Pepper Sauce, a Brooklyn made, Caribbean-hot, soul-satisfying pepper sauce.
Meet Jolene Collins, the founder and artisan behind Jojo's Sriracha in Brooklyn, NY.
To the uninitiated, spiciness is binary: just hot or mild.