PEPPER, CRUSHED RED: For serious heat lovers only. Use on pizza, spaghetti sauce, tacos and other Italian & Mexican dishes. A new study (The report appears in the March 15 issue of Cancer Research) suggests that Capsaicin, the component that gives jalapeno peppers their heat, may also kill prostate cancer cells.
INTERESTING FACT: Pepper was the spice that Europe's explorers were seeking when they accidentally found the New World on their "shortcut" to Asia. Pepper still accounts for a quarter of the world's spice trade.