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Chili Powder by KhanaPakana Brand
Chili powder (also powdered chili or chile powder) is the ground, dried fruit of one or more varieties of chili pepper, sometimes with the addition of other spices (when it may be known as chili powder blend). It is used as a spice to add piquance and flavor to dishes. Chili powder blend is composed chiefly of chili peppers and blended with other spices.
Chili powder is sometimes known by the specific type of chili pepper used (such as cayenne pepper). It is used in many different cuisines, including Tex-Mex, Indian, Chinese, and Thai.
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Country Of Origin: Product of USA
Product Weight: 14 OZ (396 Grams)
Storage Instructions: Once at home, should be stored in the refrigerator in a plastic bag where they will stay fresh for about a week. Dry chillies can be stored at room temperature in a cool, dark place and in airtight containers for many months; can be milled to powder using hand mill as and when required. Powdered chili pepper should be stored in cool place in airtight containers.
Health Benefits of Chili Powder:
- Chili powder contains impressive list of plant derived chemical compounds that are known to have disease preventing and health promoting properties.
- Chillies contain health benefiting an alkaloid compound in them, capsaicin which gives strong spicy pungent character. It also found to reduce LDL cholesterol levels in obese individuals.
- Fresh chili powder, red or green, are rich source of vitamin-C. 100 g fresh chilies provide about 143.7 mcg or about 240% of RDA.
- They are also good in other antioxidants like vitamin A, and flvonoids like beta carotene, alpha carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and cryptoxanthins.
- Chillies contain good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. Potassium in an important component of cell and body fluids. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase.
- Chillies are also good in B-complex group of vitamins such as niacin, pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), riboflavin and thiamin (vitamin B-1). These vitamins are essential in the sense that body requires them from external sources to replenish.
Culinary uses: Raw, fresh chilies should be washed in clean water before used in cooking in order to remove any residual fungicides, sand and soil. Chilies either fresh or powder form, can cause severe burning sensation to hands and may cause severe irritation to nasal passages, eyes and throat. Therefore, it may be advised in some sensitive individuals to use thin hand gloves and face masks while handling chilies.
Here are some serving tips:
- Chili powder is an important ingredient in spice mix known as curry powder in many Asian countries.
- Hot chillies used as condiment in the preparation of soups, chili-sauce, spicy water, vinegar-spice mix etc.
- Chilies, soaked in yogurt and then dried under sunlight, are used as side snacks during dinner in south Indian states.