Chilli Powder

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About Chilli Powder

Ingredients Chilli Powder
Origin India
Shelf life 24 months
Storage Condition Keep closed in a cool and dry place.
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Chilli Powder is the dried ground red chilli peppers, which are so spicy and hot. This spice usually is blended with other moderate spices such as garlic, salt, or onion. This blend gives Chilli Powder a distinctive taste, which is moderately spicy but not that hot. It is used to add flavour to different cuisines. Chilli Powder has many health benefits. It has anti-inflammatory properties, which helps decrease swelling and increase blood flow. Store this powdery spice in a tight-lid container in a dark and cool place. If you keep it properly, it won’t lose its quality for 2 to 3 years.

General Information

Chilli pepper is the fruit of a family of plants called Capsicum pepper plants. There are around 300 varieties of chillies in a great variety of sizes, shapes and colours with different levels of pungency. It has been said that chilli peppers originated in Mexico. However, they were spread across the world after Christopher Columbus encounter them in the so-called new world. Today, chilli pepper is cultivated globally with China, Mexico, India, Spain and United States leading its production around the world. Although chilli peppers are used in fresh form in many cuisines, but they are a wide variety of products made from them that are very popular. Chilli Powder and Crushed Chilli are among the most used chilli products around the world, both made from dried fresh chillies.

Health Benefits

Chilli peppers are rich in terms of nutrients, with vitamin C, vitamin B6 and Potassium the most important vitamins and minerals found in them. Studies have shown that chilli pepper can improve digestive health, relieve migraines and reduce risks of cancer. Moreover, consuming chilli pepper can help the body fight fungal infections, and the flu. Furthermore, as chilli peppers are high in potassium content, they can promote the cardiovascular system and prevent heart disease.

Delicious Ways to Use Chilli Powder

Chilli Powder is the go-to spice in many recipes as it packs a lot of flavour. It is used in a variety of rubs, soups, stews, and many Latin dishes such as enchiladas and tacos. This versatile spice adds a very tasty flavour to all types of meats. It’s even great in hot sauces used for pasta. In addition, Chilli Powder works really well in spice blends composed of chilli powder and other spices including cumin, onion, garlic powder, and sometimes salt.

Serving and Portion Size

Although the health benefits of Chilli Powder are undeniable, but its overuse increases the body’s resistance to capsaicin which can in turn reduce Chilli Powder’s effect on weight loss. Chilli Powder may cause irritation, redness and itching of the skin in some people. Occasionally, it can also cause stomach pain and diarrhea. Moreover, while it is true that Chilli Powder is rich in antioxidants and helps prevent cancer; but some research has shown that taking too much of this spice is dangerous for people with upset stomach and may increase the risk of stomach cancer. Finally, skin contact with Chilli Powder may cause hives or skin rash or aggravate allergies in some people.

Storage

As with other spices, Chilli Powder should be kept in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. It can last for months to years on a shelf in your pantry. By keeping your Chilli Powder in a container with tight lids this spice can maintain its potency for a longer period of time.

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