December 20, 2005
The Truth About Chilli Peppers
Did you know that chilli peppers were used in medicine? Did you know that there are several hundred varieties of chilli peppers? Do you enjoy adding them to your food, maybe in your Mexican dishes or in your chili? If so, you are not alone. In fact, the market for foods made with chilli peppers is growing. You will find a wide range of options available to you!
The plant that produces the chilli peppers is called Capsicum. There are various types of peppers in this family. They are widely used in many ways throughout the world. They include bell peppers, which offer no heat, to paprika, which is a common seasoning, and jalapenos. The world's hottest peppers are also included in this family of hot peppers. Habaneros and their varieties are the hottest peppers you can find.
As for their medicinal effects, many people do not know that chilli peppers actually have an antibacterial effect. They are also rich in vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that can help with many illnesses including heart disease and cancer. There is much more we can tell you about these peppers. The most important thing you need to know, though, is that having these peppers within your life will add not only heat but also spice and a flavorful explosion of tastes!
Rumilio is a successful author and regular contributor to http://www.habanero-in-season.com.