Friday, September 13, 2013

Chili peppers ...& Cayenne pepper

did u know . . . Chili peppers ...
Chili peppers, despite their fiery “hotness” are one of very popular spices known for medicinal and health benefiting properties. 
The chili is actually a fruit pod from the plant belonging to the nightshade family of Solanaceae, within the genus; capsicum.
Chili peppers are available year around in the markets either in the fresh, 

dried or powdered form.
did u know . . . Cayenne pepper 
The fiercely hot and pungent Cayenne pepper is one of the widely used spicy ingredients in many cuisines. Cayenne fruits are long thin pods obtained from the plant belonging to the nightshade family of Solanaceae, of the genus; capsicum.
Cayenne variety of chili pepper plant is native to Central American region where it was used as a spicy ingredient in Mexican cuisines for several thousand years. Raw, fresh cayenne chilies are being used to make sauce, chutney, spicy water and pickling in South Asia. However powdered form is favored in Mexican, Mediterranean, and American cooking.
Cayenne, chopped and ground, is used as a condiment in the preparation of pepper sauce, soups, and curries and to marinate meat, fish and poultry.
Dried cayenne chili powder is an important ingredient in Cajun spice mix or simply known as curry powder in many Asian countries.
Thin slices of cayenne chillies are favored mix in Chinese style vegetable stir fries and noodles.

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