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Sat May 01 11:34:13 EDT 2010

I just read the article on the lowest carb veggies and my favorite wasn't on the list. I am wondering if green chile peppers were even in the study?

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Green chile peppers are a staple that is found in the southwest U. S. mainly. I have remembered this veggie as a must at most dinner tables since I remember sitting at the table. It can be used like salsa is used and it preceeded salsa in a lot of restaurants in the southwest. It can be used to make red chile sauce for enchiladas too but you must let the chile peppers dry out and turn red before you attempt to make it. It has been a real treat to be able to eat it and knowing that it doesn't spike my blood sugar level.
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2010-05-03 19:17:41.0

You are absolutely right and chile peppers could be on the list -- they are low carb and a true diabetes superfood with all their health benefits.

Americans tend to think of chiles as more of a condiment than a vegetable you'd cook and eat plain as a side dish. You go right on eating them, and thank you so much for reminding us!

Your favorite is featured prominently in the dLife feature on "flu fighting" foods.

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2010-05-06 22:36:44.0

I do not know much about chili pepper, but I know that cayenne (red pepper) lowers BG. To me.
Answered By: ccafuddari

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