The Hot Sauce Beginnings

The Hot Sauce Beginnings

The origins of chili hot sauce can be traced back to ancient civilizations, particularly the Aztecs around 7000 BC.

They created a basic form of hot sauce by grinding chili peppers and mixing them with water and herbs. This practice evolved over time, and with the arrival of Europeans in South America, chili peppers spread globally.  

Archeological digs have found evidence of chili peppers being eaten as far back as 7,000 BC. Thousands of years later, chili peppers were domestically grown and the earliest hot sauces were invented.

It is believe that humans cultivated chili peppers for at least 9,000 years, and chilies are amongst the oldest domesticated crops from the area of central-east Mexico.

It is commonly accepted that the  Aztecs consumed and may have invented early versions of hot sauce along with the corn tortilla.

When the European Conquerors arrived in South America, the Aztecs were growing several strains of chili pepper but the hot sauces were still very simple since they lacked the ingredients that Europe would later introduce to the region. These ingredients included onions and various spices.

The Europeans returned to Europe with chili peppers and from there, they would spread throughout the world, especially in Southeast Asia, among the cultures that prized spices and spicy foods.

The first recorded commercial hot sauce appeared in Massachusetts in 1807, known as “cayenne sauce.” The iconic Tabasco sauce, which many consider the quintessential American hot sauce, was developed by Edmund McIlhenny in 1868.

So, chili peppers and hot sauce have been around a very long time. And to enjoy a fully hand-crafted sauce with a unique flavor. treat yourself to one of the best at to

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