10 Facts about Chilies

Tuesday, December 8th 2015. | Culinary

Facts about Chilies inform you with the fruit plant originated from Americas. This plant is included in the genus Capsicum. It is simply called child in various countries such as Asian countries, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Australia, Britain, New Zealand, and Ireland. Chili pepper can be spotted around the world due to the Columbian Exchange. Check other facts about chilies in the below post:

Facts about Chilies 1: the usage of chilies

Chilies are used for various purposes. The people often use it for medicine and culinary purposes.

Facts about Chilies 2: chilies in Asia

During 16th century, the Portuguese navigators carried chilies to Asian countries. The largest producer, exporter and consumer of chilies is India. More than 30 percent of the chili production India is produced by Guntur. More than 75 percent of the chili export in India is from Andhra Pradesh.

Chillies Dishes

Chillies Dishes

Facts about Chilies 3: the domesticated species of chili peppers

There are five species of chili peppers which have been domesticated. Those are Capsicum chinense, Capsicum baccatum, Capsicum annuum,  Capsicum frutescens, and Capsicum pubescens.

Facts about Chilies 4: Capsicum chinense

Some variants of Capsicum chinense include Scotch bonnet, Datil, habanero and naga. They are considered as hottest peppers.

Chillies Colors

Chillies Colors

Facts about Chilies 5: Capsicum annuum

Chiltepin, jalapeños, bell peppers, cayenne and wax are included as the common variants of Capsicum annuum.

Facts about Chilies 6: Capsicum frutescens

The variants of Capsicum frutescens include Malawian Kambuzi, piri piri, Thai peppers, Tabasco and malagueta.

Chillies Facts

Chillies Facts

Facts about Chilies 7: the sensation

There are several types of sensation that the people experience when they eat chilies. The burning sensation is the common one. This sensation will be responded by the brain by releasing endorphins, increasing perspiration and improving the heart rate. Find facts about Chick Fill A here.

Facts about Chilies 8: the hottest chili pepper in the world

Some of the hottest chili peppers in the world include Carolina Reaper, Trinidad moruga scorpion, Bhut jolokia, Trinidad Scorpion Butch, Naga Viper and Infinity chili.

Chillies Pic

Chillies Pic

Facts about Chilies 9:sambal

The people who live in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia call the chili pastes as sambal. Get facts about carrots here.

Facts about Chilies 10: the cuisines

There are various cuisines in the world which use chilies as the main ingredients. The dried or fresh chilies are used to make Curry dishes. When you want to make the tomato based sauce that you can use for Italian pasta, you have to mix it with dried hot chilies. One of the traditional Malay sauces is sambal belacan. The fermented prawn paste will be mixed with the pounded dried chilies.

Facts about Chillies

Facts about Chillies

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