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Indian Red Chillies: Its Types, Health Benefits And Different Uses

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From ancient times, chilies are one of the major spices that are used in Indian cuisine. Chilies are natives to the continent of Central America and South America. They were also used as currency in ancient civilizations like Mayans, Aztecs, and Incas. It is said that Christopher Columbus was the person who brought chilies into the global scenario for the first time during his voyages. Chilies were brought to India by Portuguese traders during the 15th Century.

After that, India became one the largest consumer, producer, and exporter of chilies in the whole world. Presently, Indian Chilli Exporters hold a stable portion of the total global export of red chilies.

Different Varieties of Indian red Chillies:

Chilies produced in India have different verities and have a wide range of SHU and ASTA specification. There are different types of chilies with different types of flavour and degree of hotness. Also, the colour of the powder also varies from light red to deep red. Some of the major popular kinds of dry red chilies are Teja, Sanam, 273, 333, Wonder Hot, Tomato Chillies, and Mundu. Indian red Dry Chilli Exporters exports different types of Red chilies that are cultivated in our country. In India, Andhra Pradesh is the primary producer of red chilies followed by Karnataka, Gujarat, and Rajasthan.

Health Benefits of Consuming Red Chilies:

There are several benefits to consuming chilies. The most important benefit is that chilies are a very good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Here are some benefits of consuming chilies in daily meals.

  • Red chilies are very good at reducing natural pain. The main responsible component for reducing pain is capsaicin which is also used in treating osteoarthritis and helps in effective pain management.
  • Chilies have several alkaloid compounds such as capsaicin is the prime reason for all that strong pungent and strong smell. These compounds have anti-bacterial, analgesic, anti-diabetic and anti-carcinogenic properties.
  • They also play an active role in reducing blood cholesterol from the body.
  • They help in increasing immunity and boosts metabolism in the human body. People also consume Chilli India as an effective way to increase body immunity.
  • Helps in decreasing the level of insulin in the blood and stimulate the brain effectively.
  • The quantity of Vitamin C in chilies is much more than a normal orange. 100g of fresh red chilies give about 240% of RDA or 143.7µg. This Vitamin is very essential for the synthesis of collagen for the proper metabolism of the body.
  • Chilies are also effective in preventing prostate cancer.

Uses of Indian Red Chilies:

Other than using chilies as spices for food items, Chilli India is also used for various industries such as paint manufacturing, cosmetics, confectioneries, liquor, and farm protection. Chillies are also used for manufacturing for self-defensive weaponry. They are also used for manufacturing of ointments and tinctures for various properties of the chilies such as analgesic and counter-irritant.

From the above one article, one can gain basic knowledge about various properties of red chilies. Not only they are used in cooking but also used for curing some complicated diseases. Lastly, one can say that chilies are really healthy for consumption.

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