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Pepper corking: What are those lines on peppers?

Have you ever noticed those funny white or brown lines on peppers? It is called pepper corking. The white lines are actually stretch marks that appear when the pepper grows too quickly in one direction, causing the skin to tear. This happens because of a lack of nutrients or water. If you see these white lines on your pepper, it’s time to water them. If you see these white lines on your pepper, it’s time to stop watering them so much.
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Are Chillies Acidic or Alkaline?

Many people around the UK are becoming more and more conscious of the types of food they consume on a daily basis. We have even read up on those why are trying a diet that is high in alkaline and low in acidic foods. And the reason for this? Proponents of the alkaline diet maintain that if you consume a diet high in alkaline foods (high pH) and restrict acidic ones.
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Most common Chilli Peppers used in Indian Food

When we think of Indian food, we often associate it with a curry or spicy dish. This is not just because India is one of the most populated countries in the world and has an estimated 1.3 billion people but also because of their common use of ingredients such as turmeric, cumin, ginger and chillies to add flavour to dishes.
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15 hottest peppers in the world in 2022

If you are looking to spice up your life, then consider these hottest peppers in the world. These chillies are sure to give that extra kick of flavour that will have people coming back for more.
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Drying chillies in the oven

The quickest method to dry fresh chillies is in the oven. After three to eight hours, you can turn your chilli peppers into powder or flakes by drying them. Chillies of various types dry at varying rates. Thin-walled chilli peppers, such as de Arbol or Cayenne, are best. The thicker the flesh of chilli pepper, the longer it takes to dry.