Chili, genus Solanaceae. According to the degree of ripeness, green chili and red chili are divided. Fresh green and red chili can be used as main dishes. After processing, red chili can be made into dry chili, hot sauce, etc., which is mainly used in dishes.
Chili originated in tropical South America, then introduced to China, India called dried chili "red steak", Mexico even regard chili as a national food. In many regions of our country, dry chili is a very important condiment, and some people even can't eat without it. Dry chili are grown all over the country, especially in Sichuan, Hunan and Hubei. Especially in Hunan and Sichuan, people are known as not afraid of spicy, afraid not spicy. Chili became a popular vegetable.
Dried chili is the product of small red chili after ripe and dehydration. It is characterized by low water content, suitable for long-term storage. Dried chilies are available all seasons and are used as a spice in many appetizers. Dry chili has spleen appetizer effect. The right amount of eating can increase appetite, dispel stomach cold disease. Chilli powder is a red or red-yellow, oily and uniform powder. It is a mixture of red chilli, yellow chilli, chilli seeds and some chilli rods. It has the inherent spicy smell of chilli, which makes it pungent and sneezing.
Chili is a kind of high nutritional value of food. It contains a lot of capsaicin and citric acid, and malic acid and vitamin C, which are important and necessary nutrients for normal metabolism of human body. They can maintain normal metabolism of the body, can also speed up the body to dispel coldness. It plays very good prevention role in the diarrhea caused by cold invasion, and common frostbite.
Chili can makes food more delicious. For the person who likes to eat chili, without chili in the life, that is means no sunshine in the sky. Chili is mainly used as seasoning, and it is suitable for the general population. It not only can eat fresh, but also can be made into dried chili, chili powder, chili sauce, chili oil, used in cooking, hot pot, etc.