Joel Friant is a serial entrepreneur and small business owner who lives in Corpus Christi, Texas. Over the course of his career, he has developed a number of products that he has sold both in stores and, more recently, online. He enjoys creating home-based businesses that he doesn’t have to create separate offices for.
Early on he was involved in selling real estate and working on remodeling projects in his customer’s homes. In 1995 he opened a restaurant that offered quick service Thai food. Out of this business he developed a strong taste for Habanero Chile Pepper. He developed a product called The Habanero Shaker which he successfully sold in grocery stores across the state of Washington. He went back to the real estate industry for a number of years and wrote a book about how to succeed in life, but friends and family always asked him to bring back The Habanero Shaker.
After learning about how to market and sell products online, Joel Friant re-launched his Habanero product as The Original Habanero Shaker. This product can be bought on Amazon in either a single or two pack version. As he says, Habanero are very hot with a Scoville score of 200,000 but not too hot that they’re nigh inedible like some of the hottest peppers. They are also very flavorful with a buttery and smokey flavor that is unmistakable.
Scientists have released a number of studies about the health benefits of Habanero Chile Peppers, as Joel Friant points out. One study showed that the capsaicin in them is a bacteria killer. Other studies have suggested that they increase your metabolic rate which can be very advantageous when trying to lose or maintain weight. Another health benefit is that they increase your blood circulation which can lead to better cardiovascular health.
Joel Friant says that his The Original Habanero Shaker’s will keep in the pantry for a long time and it won’t lose any of its flavor or potency. The reason for this is that capsaicin is a stable alkaloid which prevents it from breaking down. It also isn’t hurt by cold or hot conditions so the season variations won’t affect it, either.