What is Chili Pepper?
Chili peppers, despite their fiery hotness, are one of the very popular spices known for their medicinal and health benefiting properties. This is the plant that puts fire on your tongue and maybe even a tear in your eye when you eat spicy Mexican, simmering Szechuan, smoldering Indian, or torrid Thai food. Chili peppers belong to the family of foods bearing the Latin name Capsicum.
Where does Chili Pepper grow?
t's not surprising that chili peppers can trace their history to Central and South America, regions whose cuisines are renowned for their hot and spicy flavours. Chili peppers have been cultivated in these regions for more than seven thousand years, first as a decorative item and later as a foodstuff and medicine. It was not until the 15th and 16th centuries that chili peppers were introduced to the rest of the world. Christopher Columbus encountered them on his explorations of the Caribbean Islands and brought them back to Europe
Chili Pepper Health Benefits and Nutrition Facts
· Boosts immunity
· Helps to reduce cholesterol levels
· Aids in clearing mucus from nose and lungs
· Beneficial in Wight loss
· Anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial
· Excellent source of Vitamin-E
· Great source of Vitamin-C
· Rich in Vitamin-A
· High levels of Minerals