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    I'm surprised that there isn't a higher incidence of Kidney failure or even colon cancer in the Trini population. This is especially since we Jamaicans' Ackee consumption has driven our prostate cancer rates through the roof. There has to be a similar trend in Trinidad. I must do some research on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenocrates
    I'm surprised that there isn't a higher incidence of Kidney failure or even colon cancer in the Trini population. This is especially since we Jamaicans' Ackee consumption has driven our prostate cancer rates through the roof. There has to be a similar trend in Trinidad. I must do some research on this.

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    Why would they have colon cancer? If you are referring to their pepper consumption, their is nothing to prove that pepper causes colon cancer.

    BTW I like curried mango and I love pepper. The hotter the better

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    Now when we talkin 'bout pepper, we have to be specific. It have all kinda pepper- pimento, scotch bonnet a.k.a. congo pepper, bird, jalepeno, sweet,black (from the pepper corn), white and so forth. We in Trinidad take our pepper very seriously. I take it that you're referring to the hot variety of which there are still many. Hot pepper to me is a delicacy. It comes in a variety of flavours (when mixed) that compliments whatever you're eating.The scotch bonnet pepper is mixed with a variety of fruits and vegetables in order to add that savoury complimentary taste to your food. e.g. i find kuchela to go best with curry, lime pepper sauce for fish broth and stew fish, pepper sauce (with the usual blend of papaw, carrots, vinegar and so on goes best on chow, and just about anything else. Bird peppers eaten raw add a nice flavour to your food. If you dont want it hot then take out the seeds (its the seeds that make yuh bawl fuh yuh mudda!)
    My father eats scotch bonnet pepper raw- folks, don't try this at home!
    Like many other things in life, its an acquired taste that most Trinis have come to love.
    Anybody ever heard of pepper corner in deep South on the way to the pitch Lake? This place is either in or near La Brea. Anyway, if you see the amount of varieties of peppersauce this place have!!! It was featured in a BWIA magazine once. Its a favourite spot for locals tourists to try the local delicacy if they dare. Let me see if i can find it.
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    Sorry guys, can't find it. My mother makes all kinds of pepper sauce and kuchela on a regular basis (it finishes very quickly) so anytime you guys come to Trinidad i'll be happy to give you some samples
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juliet
    so anytime you guys come to Trinidad i'll be happy to give you some samples
    i will remember that
    look at the patience that I'm demonstratin'
    After a week or two I usually start eliminatin'
    But we got thru the convo on the phone
    Now we finally chillin' in the condo all alone
    I tried to be the expressive, without bein' aggressive
    Just bein suggestive, a lil more impressive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juliet
    If you dont want it hot then take out the seeds (its the seeds that make yuh bawl fuh yuh mudda!)
    My father eats scotch bonnet pepper raw- folks, don't try this at home!

    Anybody ever heard of pepper corner in deep South on the way to the pitch Lake? This place is either in or near La Brea.

    Didnt know that..with the bird pepper! My fadda does the same! Heard bout the place, buh have yuh ever heard of "Reds Pepper Sauce"??
    Do like the vegetable pepper sauce!

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    love up my curry still. hot as you can make it. i aint no match fi no trini tho, particularly the coolie ones (no disrespect Indian people, a so wi style unnu round ere still)
    i was parrin with a trini woman who order pepper with EVERYTHING. a mussi only devon house ice cream she never want pepper with.. and thats me assuming.
    as far as digestive probs, bwoy, i dont hear nothing bout that still, the pepper seems to well 'gree wid dem.
    funny thing tho. what i waa know is, how yu fi curry vegetable and fruit? all the starch and ground provisions dem a curry. anyways, like i said, i need to reach down there and see what a gwaan up close in Trinidad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SgtMac
    funny thing tho. what i waa know is, how yu fi curry vegetable and fruit? all the starch and ground provisions dem a curry. anyways, like i said, i need to reach down there and see what a gwaan up close in Trinidad.
    We curry fruit, yuh had me relll thinkin there oui! Mangoes yes we do, and they are mighty darn good if I might add, ask AK she'll tell yuh! Well as far as any other fruit Im not sure of! But yes we do curry aloo (potatoes) along with some other ground provisions! A friend (JA) told me one day; "Trinis will curry anything fish and all"....Yes we curry fish, was he serious thou?
    Once again Im not one of Curry's biggest fan, its good buh it has its disadvantages. Like the smell (my moms tends to cook it outside), it stains, its not good to eat regular health-wise etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelsKiss
    ...their is nothing to prove that pepper causes colon cancer.
    - My bad, it's the other way around. Pepper consumption actually immobilizes (not causes) colon cancer. Read here.

    I got the relativity mixed up in ma head. Must be getting old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenocrates
    - My bad, it's the other way around. Pepper consumption actually immobilizes (not causes) colon cancer.
    I was wondering if you was smoking the wacky tobaccy to get your facts so wonky?!!

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