MA's Roasted and Fermented Chilli Sauce
Traditional and to highest ethical standards produced, well balanced Hot Chilli sauce without preservatives. The special flavor developed by a time consuming process involves natural fermentation and roasting.
Ingredients: Organic Chillies, Lemon Juice, Vinegar, Garlic, Olive Oil, Salt, Sugar
Packaging is in 375ml glass bottles and closure used is recycled cork sealed with wax. In an effort to promote sustainability and leaving the smallest possible environmental footprint, we charge a deposit of 1$ USD per bottle which is included in our sales price. The deposit is refundable if bottle is returned intact and undamaged which includes labels.
All our Glass bottles are produced locally in Zimbabwe.
Sales Price: We charge 9 USD + 1 USD (refundable) Deposit. Total per bottle 10 USD $
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We have been producing chilli sauce under MA’s label for the better part of the last 15 years in Zimbabwe. We believe we finally found the ultimate roasted and naturally fermented formula we want to concentrate on and share with the small but special community of spicy food lovers.
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Some interesting Health and Nutrition Facts about Chilli Peppers
Fresh chili peppers are mainly composed of water (88%) and carbohydrates (9%).
The table below presents the main nutrients found in chili peppers (1).
Nutrition Facts: Chili pepper, Raw, Red — 100 grams
Despite their burning taste, chili peppers have long been considered a healthy spice.
Capsaicin, the main bio active plant compound in chili peppers, has some unique properties.It binds with pain receptors, which are nerve endings that sense pain. This induces a burning sensation, but does not actually cause any real burning injuries.Even so, high consumption of chili peppers (or capsaicin) may damage the pain receptors over time, causing desensitization to the burning flavor of chili.It also makes these pain receptors insensitive to other forms of pain, such as heartburn caused by acid reflux.One study found that when red chili peppers (2.5 grams/day) were given to patients with heartburn (dyspepsia) it worsened pain at the beginning of the 5-week treatment, but improved it over time (11). This is supported by another small study showing that 3 grams of chili each day for 6 weeks improved heartburn in patients with acid reflux (12). The desensitization effect does not seem to be permanent, and one study found that it was reversed 1-3 days after capsaicin consumption stopped (13).
Obesity is a serious health condition that increases the risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes.There is some evidence that capsaicin, a plant compound in chili peppers, can promote weight loss by reducing appetite and increasing fat burning (14, 15). In fact, studies have shown that 10 grams of red chili pepper can significantly increase fat burning in both men and women (16, 17). Supporting this, other more recent studies have shown that capsaicin may significantly increase fat burning (18, 19, 20, 21). Capsaicin may also reduce calorie intake. A study in 24 regular consumers of chili found that capsaicin before a meal led to reduced calorie intake (22). Another study found a significant reduction in appetite and energy intake only in those who did not regularly consume chili (23). Not all studies have found chili peppers to be effective. Other studies found no significant effects on calorie intake (24) or fat burning (25, 26). Despite the mixed evidence, it appears that regular consumption of red chilis, or capsaicin supplements, may be helpful for weight loss when combined with other healthy lifestyle strategies (14). However, they are probably not very effective on their own; tolerance to the effects of capsaicin may develop over time, which limits its usability (15).
Bottom Line: Chili peppers have been associated with several health benefits. They may promote weight loss when combined with other healthy lifestyle strategies, and may help relieve pain caused by acid reflux.
Vitamins and Minerals
Chili peppers are rich in various vitamins and minerals.
However, since they are only eaten in small amounts, their contribution to the daily intake is very small.
- Vitamin C: Chili peppers are very high in vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, important for wound healing and immune function.
- Vitamin B6: A family of B-vitamins, some of which have important functions in energy metabolism.
- Vitamin K1: Also known as phylloquinone, vitamin K1 is essential for blood clotting and healthy bones and kidneys.
- Potassium: An essential dietary mineral that serves a variety of functions in the body. Adequate intake of potassium may reduce the risk of heart disease (2).
- Copper: Often lacking in the Western diet, copper is an essential antioxidant trace element, important for strong bones and healthy neurons.
- Vitamin A: Red chili peppers are high in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the body.
Bottom Line: Chili peppers are rich in various vitamins and minerals, but they are usually eaten in small amounts so they do not contribute significantly to the daily micronutrient intake.