The present procedure for measuring the hotness of chillies in the food industry, using subjective taste testers, is considered far less reliable. Oxford University scientists have devised a new way of measuring the hotness of chillies. The process, which works by measuring the level of capsaicinoids (the source of the chilli’s hotness) in the chilli sauce, is called Adsorptive Stripping Voltammetry (ASV). This new method can precisely determine the level of hotness more speedily and cheaply than ever before.
Statewide—For the first time, Hoosier Democrats will hold the mayor’s office in Zionsville and seats on city councils in both Carmel and Fishers. Democrats won commanding victories for mayor in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, and New Albany, added a council majority in Columbus, and strengthened council majorities in Evansville and Portage. The historic wins fit into the Party’s plan to use strategic investments in 2019 to generate momentum leading into 2020 according to Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody.“In 2019, we set out to expand the battleground and build our Party’s diverse bench,” said Zody. “In 2020, Democrats will hold elected office in Zionsville, Carmel, and Fishers. Big wins in suburbs across the state are setting the table for 2020.”