Wednesday, March 3, 1999

Hot Stuff!

Local sauces win top awards

Three Hawaii-made sauces have won national recognition -- Scovie Awards from Fiery Foods Magazine.

They were selected from among 450 products -- including sauces, salsas, condiments, dressings, seasonings, oils, even candies and pancake mixes. The emphasis was not on heat alone, but also on flavor blends and palatability.

The Scovies take their name from the Scoville unit, which measure the amount of capsaicin in a chile to determine its hotness.

Giovanni's Aloha Foods in Haleiwa won first place in the pasta category for its Scampi Marinade and second place in the grilling sauce category for its Hot & Spicy Sauce. Hawaiian Kine won third-place in the dressings category for Oriental Three Cracked Pepper Dressing.

All the sauces are available at It's Chili in Hawaii, 2080 S. King St. Call 945-7070.


Kidney Foundation
offers screenings

According to the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii, this state has a rate of kidney disease 30 percent higher than the rest of the nation.

To raise awareness during March, "Kidney Month," the foundation will be offering free screenings:

Bullet Saturday -- Ala Moana Center community booth (near Wet Seal), and at Windward Mall (under escalators), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bullet March 13 -- Pearlridge Center (Uptown), Mililani Town Center (in front of Mililani Town Florist) and Hawaii Kai Shopping Center (near Longs), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bullet March 25 -- Fort Street Mall, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bullet March 27 -- Waianae Mall (near Longs), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Risk factors for kidney disease include a family history of the disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, frequent urinary tract infections and drug and alcohol abuse.

Call 593-1515.

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