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Red or Green, Some Like Them Hot

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Red or Green, Some Like Them Hot
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.81

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    chil, chillis, chipotle, Chipotles, habanero, jalapeno, pod-type, pod-types, tabasco, texans, capsaicin, designate, finding, flavoring, classify, chile
     content words:    United States, Christopher Columbus, New World, Scoville Heat Unit


Red or Green, Some Like Them Hot
By Jane Runyon
  

1     The fastest growing food type in the United States today is Mexican or Southwestern. Everywhere you go you find restaurants serving tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, and tamales. One ingredient you will find in most of these dishes is the chile.
 
2     The scientific name for the chile is Capsicum. We can thank Christopher Columbus for getting the name wrong. As you probably know, when Columbus landed in the New World, he thought he had landed near India. When he tasted the tangy red berries from a plant the Arawak natives gave him, he thought it was a new kind of black pepper. Pepper was a spice that was brought to Europe from India. Since the berries were red, he called it red pepper.
 
3     What Columbus tasted wasn't pepper at all. It came from a chile plant. Scientists have discovered that the chile plant has been farmed for over 7,000 years. Early natives found it easy to grow and added a lot of flavor to their food. Chiles grow in many varieties. They can be green, yellow, orange, or red. The bell pepper is a very mild chile. The habanero is fiery hot. There are many different varieties in between.

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Hispanic Heritage
             Hispanic Heritage


United States
             United States


    American Government  
 
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
 
    Children in History  
 
    Government Careers  
 
    Hispanic Heritage  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
 
    Immigration  
 
    National Parks and Monuments  
 
    Native Americans  
 
    Presidents of the United States  
 
    Women's History  
 


United States History
    A Nation Divided
(1840-1861)
 
 
    A New Nation
(1776-1830)
 
 
    After the Civil War
(1865-1870)
 
 
    American Revolution  
 
    Cold War
(1947-1991)
 
 
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
 
    Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)
 
 
    Pearl Harbor  
 
    Spanish American War (1898)  
 
    The 1890's  
 
    The 1900's  
 
    The 1910's  
 
    The 1920's  
 
    The 1930's  
 
 
    The 1940's  
 
    The 1950's  
 
    The 1960's  
 
    The 1970's  
 
    The 1980's  
 
    The 1990's  
 
    The 2000's  
 
    The Civil War
(1861-1865)
 
 
    The Great Depression
(1929-1945)
 
 
    The United States Grows
(1865-1900)
 
 
    The War of 1812  
 
    Wild, Wild West  
 
    World War I
(1914-1918)
 
 
    World War II  
 


50 States

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