Venom of the Trinidad chevron spider (Psalmopoeus cambridgei) acts on the same target as capsaicin – the hot compound in chilli! This target is an ion channel protein called TRPV1.
TRPV1 is how our nerves detect heat pain and this is why chilli is hot, it is actually a painful sensation that humans appear to like.
When Steve (founder and MD of Venomtech) met up with Stefano Cuomo (MD of Macknade Fine Foods) a unique synergy was born from the combined expertise. Steve’s Scientific Sauce was created from the venom science that powers the unique products from Venomtech being directed to the food industry.
Steve’s Scientific Sauce is a venom inspired chilli hot sauce for adding to foods to enhance flavours. It has been produced to our specific requirements to mimic the venom action, by a local Kent chilli farm who pride themselves on depth of flavour as well as heat. Thus Steve’s Scientific Sauce delivers the punch of Psalmopoeus cambridgei venom with complementary flavours to make this delicious chilli cooking sauce.