10 Mind Blowing Facts about Red Chilli

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Hello to all spice traders, spice manufacturers, spice exporters and enthusiasts ! We’ve something interesting to share!

It seems that home has made us all sick and bored, so Florapsices has collected some FACTS about red chilli that might interest you all.

So, here are 10 cool facts about these devilish hot little peppers you didn’t know.

FACT #1

Chillies are originated in Texas and people think it’s purely Mexican but according to some historians this spice has elements from native America and Spanish culture which confluences in Mexico which is why chillies are popular there.

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FACT #2

There are over 400 types of chilli across the globe. It is widely cultivated across far east, India, Thailand and Mexico.

FACT #3

According to legend, Spanish Priest called chilli “Soup of the devil” because they believed that chilli peppers were an aphrodisiac

Aphrodisiac
A food or drug that arouses sexual instinct

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Now that’s Spicy !

FACT #4

Chillies are natural pain killers as it produces endorphins which act as a pain killer. Chillies are loaded with vitamin A, a potent antioxidant and boost the immune system. When we eat chilli we sweat, nose starts running our head clears and juices starts flowing which improves our digestion system.

FACT #5

The hottest chilli is the Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” which was grown by the chilli factory of Australia.

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FACT #6

It’s not the seeds that are hottest part of chilli but the white pith that surrounds them and run in thick veins through the pod. Fresh red chillies are far hotter than green fruit and dried pods are hotter than fresh pods

FACT #7

Every year on fourth Thursday in February chilli day is observed across the globe, the reason behind its celebration is that hot food is most needed in cold month.

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FACT #8

Red chilli and red chilli powder are spicier during summer and milder during winters and monsoons. Spice exporters, suppliers and manufacturers supply and procure chilli during summer due to the element of “spice and heat”

FACT #9

Interestingly, chillies are rated for their hotness on a scientific scale called Scoville scale named after pharmacist Wilbur Scoville. The hottest chilli which is “Butch T “rates at 1463700 Scoville heat unit.

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FACT #10

Chillies were actually bought by Christopher Columbus to Europe during 1400s and since then, it has spread like a wild fire across Europe used in major food products and dishes.

Floraspices is an Exporter, supplier and manufacturer of spices including of Whole Dry Red Chilly, Powdered Chilly, Turmeric Finger, Turmeric Powder, Black Pepper, Cumin Seeds, Green Cardamom, Dry Ginger, Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder and Indian Chickpeas in India.

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