Red pepper/ Red chilli
Red chillies are an ample source of many vitamins and minerals, specifically, potassium, copper, vitamins A, B6, C, K1, and also offer a little amount of protein and fibre. Capsaicin helps reduce the chance of sinus infections and helps relieve pain by desensitizing the pain receptors. Red chillies also contain plenty of antioxidants like carotenoids, which are connected to numerous medicinal qualities. The main health benefits of chilli pepper are boosting immunity, improved eye health, preventing heart disease, and promoting weight loss by increasing fat burning. Chilli pepper triggers the release of endorphins that give a positive feeling in the body. This spice is a must-have in Indian cooking and has found a place in almost all sorts of dishes.
Chilli was considered as one of the oldest spices in the world, it dates back to at least 6000 years. In 1493, Christopher Columbus discovered America, also the hot spice chillies there, and was brought to the rest of the world. Chilli is one of the most cherished crops in India, and these self-pollinating crops are grown roughly all over the country. The interesting fact about chilli is that change in factors like temperature, fertilizer, water stress, soil condition, etc can vary its pungency. When the chillies turn dark red, the fruits are harvested and dried, producing dried chillies.