Spices - Chillies

Chilli is a fruit borne by plant of the genus Capsicum. The chilli plant grows 1.5-meter tall, bears white flowers, and dark green leaves. The part of the chilli fruit that produces the 'chilli' flavor is its skin and the seeds. Chilli powder is obtained from the crushing of dried chillies. The substances that give chillies their burning intensity are called capsaicinoids. Chillies come primarily in different shades of red, green, and yellow; and a host of varieties such as bell pepper, jalapenos, and tabasco, etc. It is rich in Vitamin C and small amount of Carotene (provitamin A).

The pepperiness or the spicy heat of the chillies is measured in Scoville heat units (SHU). The Scoville scale is named after an American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville who devised a test to measure the heat components (capsinoids) of spicy foods. The chilli with the highest SHU is the Carolina Reapers that is grown in the USA, followed by the various specimens of bhutjolokia or 'the Ghost chilli" that is cultivated in Bangladesh and the Indian states of Assam, Nagaland and Manipur.

Uses: Chillies, both as fruits or in the powder form, are widely used to accentuate the taste of food across countries and culture. Some red chilli varieties are also used as colourant of food and beverages. As a medicine it is used to treat Neuralgia and certain Rheumatic disorders.Fresh or dried chilies are used to make sauces that are used to spice up food.

1 Dried Red Chilli Sanam Quality 10 to 12 Kgs, Jute/PP Bags 14 MT
2 Dried Red Chilli Teja Quality 10 to 12 Kgs, Jute/PP Bags 14 MT

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