Chilli Dan: Here’s a quiz. ‘How much do you know
about chilli?’ Are
ready? Ellen: Okay, I’m ready. Dan: Question 1: Where did chillies come from originally? Ellen: Easy!
came from Mexico. Dan: That’s right. It came from Mexico and Central
9000 years ago.
Question 2: Who brought chillies to Spain in 1493? Ellen: I’ll
a guess … Christopher Columbus? Dan: Well done.
Question 3: What other foods did Columbus bring
Mexico to Spain? Ellen: I have no idea. Um … maybe corn .. or
? Dan: Well done. Yes, corn, sweet potato and pineapple.
Question 4: Do chillies make
fat? Ellen: Impossible! The are very hot and you can’t
eat many! Dan: Actually eating
makes some people eat more food. They don’t realise
And the last question: Are chillies good for athletes? Ellen:
have no idea. I’ll say ‘no.’ Dan: Wrong! A study found that
you eat chillies before exercise, you will perform
better because you