Peppers chilli

The chili pepper is the fruit of plants from the genus Capsicum members of the nightshade family Solanaceae. In Australia, Britain, India,Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa and in other Asian countries, it is usually known simply as chilli. The substances that give chili peppers their intensity when ingested or applied topically are capsaicin and several related chemicals, collectively called capsaicinoids.

Chili peppers originated in Mexico. After the Columbian Exchange, many cultivars of chili pepper spread across the world, used in both food and medicine. Chilies were brought to Asia by Portuguese navigators during the 16th century.


Category : Peppers tags : Pepper Cultivars Plant Capsicum

Average quantity per 100 g net of Peppers chilli :

21% Vitamin A
2% Calcium
6% Iron

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