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We won! We won!

Zach’s Zombie Sauces-Marinades wins two ribbons in this year’s Fiery Food Challenge at ZestFest 2012 in Irving, Texas!

Cook Off category – Asian Seasoning or Marinade:  3rd place, Zach’s Zombie Marinade - Asian peppers breathe a whisper of warmth into the dark soy broth of our ginger and garlic-laced marinade.

Condiments: Relish (Hot) – Consumer Ready: 3rd place, Zach’s Sweet Pepper Chutney - The perfect blend for scooping salsa chips, slathering onto hot dogs, sausage, burgers, and other stuff.

The Fiery Food Challenge is the longest running, most prestigious competition of zesty products in the industry.

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Chili Pepper Trivia

Chiles are a known aphrodisiac. They also cause the brain to release opiate-like endorphins giving a person a feeling of well-being.

The heat in a chile comes from an oil called Capsaicin.

A compound found in chili peppers (Capsaicin) is known to reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and ward off heart attacks and strokes.

People who regularly eat chiles are generally healthier than people who don't.

Chiles are eaten daily by 25% of the world's population.

Chiles are not vegetables but fruits.

Chiles are the perfect diet food. They're low in calories, increase the body's metabolism, add flavor to healthy foods, and curb the appetite.

Red chili peppers have more Vitamin A than carrots.

PEPPERS ARE ADDICTIVE! The good news is that you quickly grow tolerant of the heat.

The Red Savina Habanero holds the title for the world's hottest chili pepper.

Contrary to what many believe, the seeds are NOT the source of heat in a chili pepper. The real heat is in the placenta which attaches the seeds to the pod.

Peppers are rich in vitamins A, B, C and E, as well as Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Potassium, Riboflavin and Thiamin.

Food safety: Chiles can reduce harmful bacteria on food.

The smaller and thinner the pepper, the hotter it will be.

After salt, chiles are the most common spice in the world.

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