The chili pepper (also known as chile, chile pepper, chili pepper or chili) is the fruit of the plants from the genus Capsicum which are members of the nightshade family, Solanaceae. Chili peppers are widely used in many cuisines as a spice to add heat to dishes.
Variously classified as herb, fruit or vegetable, it is now an inseparable part of African cuisine. 3 The name “chilli” is derived from the Mexican word, chili
The chilli fruit is hollow with many seeds. They are found in different colours like green, orange, white, yellow and red.
Chillies are used fresh or dried, whole or powdered in cooking to give food its characteristic hot, spicy and pungent taste. Chillies are pickled in salt, eaten raw in salads, made into sauces or stored in brine
Chillies are a good source of Vitamin C. They also contain vitamins B1 and B2, beta carotene, protein, calcium and phosphorous.