There are some things in life that are simply non-negotiable; shelter, water and food drizzled with lashings of hot sauce. Just look at how many household names have publicly declared their love for the spicy stuff; Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Charlize Theron, Russell Brand and Beyoncé to name a few – even Hillary Clinton claims to carry a bottle of her favourite sauce in her purse (Ninja Squirrel, for the record). Tiny bottles of Tabasco sauce were included in the British Army’s ration packs to add flavour to the basic provisions inside, and hot sauce has even been known to save lives. If you’re a fully paid up member of the Hot Sauce Appreciation Society, you’re already aware of how a few drops of a chilli-based condiment can upgrade even the most pedestrian of dishes. If you’re anything like us, you probably have a collection of half-full bottles in your kitchen, each poised to liven up all manner of occasions, moods and seasons, as well as foods. A passion for pepper is about more than taste. Chilli, part of the nightshade family of fruit that also includes tomatoes and bell peppers, is known to have numerous health-benefits and is rich in vitamins and minerals. They also ...