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Red Cayenne Chili Ground
Red Chili Ground Spice


 
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RED CAYENNE CHILI, GROUND 35g

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What to know about Chili:

Did you know that ounce for ounce, a chili contains 9 times more Vitamin A than a green pepper and twice as much Vitamin C as an orange?

The hotness of chili is measured in “Scoville heat units” (SHU). On the Scoville scale, a sweet bell pepper scores 0, a jalapenño pepper around 2,500-4,000 and a Mexican habañernos 200,000 to 500,000 while the world’s hottest pepper is the ghost pepper measuring a whopping 800,000-1,000,000 SHU! Chillies get their heat from capsaicin and the more capsaicin the more intense the heat.

The chili is actually a fruit pod from the plant belonging to the nightshade family of solanaceae, of the genus; capsicum.

Several cultivars of chillies grown all around the world. The Chili plant is a perennial small shrub with woody stem growing up to a meter height and bears white colored flowers. The pods are very variable in size, shape, color and pungency. Depending on the cultivar type, they range from the mild, fleshy, Mexican bell peppers to the tiny, fiery, finger-like chili peppers, commonly grown in the Indian subcontinent.

When buying chili powder, be careful which powder you are buying – is it the fresh chillies, dried and powdered or the seasoning version which has salt and other spices and additives?

Chili & Health:

Please refer to the links below for more information on how Chili may potentially have positive effects on health:


Discussion on Nutrition, Congestion, Pain relief, Cancer:


http://livestrong.com/article/110237-hot-pepper-benefits/



Discussion on weight loss:


http://livestrong.com/article/470054-hot-peppers-metabolism/


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Top quality spces & Organic too! October 26, 2015
Reviewer: Colleen Foley from Nelson, BC Canada  
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Reviewer: Dawn Lewis from Canmore, AB Canada  
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