Chilli peppers, which are used to create chilli powders, originated in the Americas. Although chillies were first used in the South and Latin American countries, they quickly spread due to trade.
There are many different effects and uses for these wonderous ingredients which reinforce their popularity. For instance, psychologists claim that eating this food allows individuals to experience extreme feelings, without having any harmful effects to the body. It is also a safe and effective topical agent for arthritis, diabetic patients and can even be used to treat headaches.
They are the dried, ground fruit of the chilli pepper. It is a spice used in many cuisines to add heat and pungency to dishes. Chilli powders are sometimes also known as cayenne pepper, referring to the specific plant that the powder is often derived from.
The chili is prominent in many Latin, South, and Central American dishes, but it does find its way in to other cuisines as well. Such as Indian, Chinese, Thai and Korean dishes. It is also blended with other spices such as cumin, oregano and garlic powder to create flavoursome and pungent blends!
Depending on the plant and the blend, different chilli powders can vary in heat. Variants of peppers may include cayenne, ancho, jalapeno, New Mexico, and pasilla. We now also stock Indian ghost habanero chilli pepper powder! Which ranks as one of the hottest powders in the world! Great for heat lovers and daredevils.
Chilli is a good source of antioxidants, including vitamin C and carotenoids. It is thought to potentially improve insulin regulation, as well as increase metabolism.
Chilli powders are a convenient way to add flavour and spice to your dishes, having a long shelf life and being easy to store and use. Sprinkle some into your dish and you’re ready to go!