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Colorado Chef Receives 5th National Award for Raptor Hot Sauce
Invited to Champion of Champions Event in New Iberia, Louisiana
The fifth award for Red Canyon’s Original Raptor Hot Sauce is a first place Golden Chile award from the 2014 National Fiery Foods Challenge at Zestfest in Dallas, TX. http://www.zestfest2011.com/
“Chilis are gaining popularity and it’s fun to watch public interest grow. I also appreciate the broad range of health benefits hot chilis offer consumers.” Says Chef Michael Connolly.
Chili peppers contain an impressive list of disease preventing and health promoting properties. Chilies contain an alkaloid compound called capsaicin, which gives strong spicy pungent character. Studies suggest that capsaicin has anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, analgesic and anti-diabetic properties which is also found to reduce LDL cholesterol levels in obese individuals. Chili peppers are also rich in vitamin C, A and B complex and contain good amounts of minerals such as potassium and iron.
About Chef Michael Connolly, Owner of Red Canyon Spice:
Connolly has been cooking for more than 25 years around the country including the Vail Valley at such places as Cordillera and Adams Rib Ranch Country Club. Red Canyon Spice products can be purchased at Lionshead General Store, Vail CO; Kitchen Collage, Edwards and Basalt, CO; Riverwalk Wine and Spirits, Edwards, CO; and Danny Cash Hot Shop in Lakewood, CO or online at www.redcanyonspice.com.
About Red Canyon Spice Company
Red Canyon Spice offers gourmet hot sauces, ketchups, spices and rubs. All are made in small batches to ensure quality and freshness with no artificial ingredients. There are three hot sauces: the “Original Raptor” winner of 5 national awards including Zest Fest, Fiery Foods Festival and NYC Hot Sauce Expo; “Habanero”
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