We all love spicy food. Spicy ingredient makes food tasty. One of the spice is Chilli. The main component in chilies is a chemical called Capsaicin, which is responsible for the intense heat sensation. Frequent consumption of fresh chilies may cause stomach problems. Dry chilies don’t have the same effect. They still do contain capsaicin but don’t harm your stomach.
Capsaicin lowers blood sugar levels, improves heart health, boost circulation, heal intestinal problems, and protects against strokes. Eating chilies can have a very positive impact on people who are overweight or suffer from diabetes because they reduce the insulin levels. Known as circulation boosters, chilies can have a major impact on your health by boosting circulation and also act as a blood thinner to help protect against strokes.
The regular intake of chilies can help to minimize the effects inflammatory diseases have on the body. Capsaicin also provides effective pain relief if applied on the skin and also has antibacterial properties.
Capsaicin is also a thermogenic compound and increases the metabolic rate, which aids in the fat burning process. Chili oil is used in anti-cellulite creams and it was proven to be very effective.
Inside, each chili fruit pod features numerous tiny, white, or cream colored, circular, flat seeds which clinging on to the central white-placenta.
To harvest, chilies can be picked up while they are green, or when they reach complete maturity and dry on the plant itself. In general, the fruits are ready for harvesting once they mature and turn red. They are then left to dry under sunlight and srink in size.
Chili peppers are the fruits of Capsicum pepper plants, noted for their hot flavor.
They are members of the nightshade family, related to bell peppers and tomatoes, and most belong to a species known scientifically as Capsicum annuum.
Chili peppers are primarily used as spices, or minor ingredients in various dishes, spice blends and sauces.