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Fun Fact Friday: Chipotle Peppers

Fun Fact Friday: Chipotle Peppers

Did you know that chipotle peppers don’t grow on trees, or bushes, or anywhere? It’s true! Chipotle peppers have their dark color and smoky flavor for a very good reason. They’re actually smoked and overripe jalapeño peppers! While the plump and green peppers are picked early, the “runts” of the jalapeño litter are left behind,

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Fun Fact Friday: Yogurt with a side of bugs?

Did you know that many food products, including most brands of yogurt, are colored using a substance derived from insects? It’s true! You may have noticed Starbucks in the news a while back, announcing that they will no longer use the ingredient known as cochineal. Cochineal is a South American insect. The insect, and its

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