Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Red Chili Powder

Red Chili Powder

Chili powder also known as chili powder, chile powder or chilli powder is the dried, pulverized fruit of one or more varieties of chili pepper, sometimes with the addition of other spices.

Culinary Uses:

  • Chilli powder is commonly used in Indian cuisine to make foods spicier.
  • Used it moderation it adds a lovely red glow and sharp flavour to dishes without making it unpalatable.
  • Include in any pot of beans or with baked corn and casseroles.
  • It can be used to make marinades for paneer or sliced vegetables.
  • It adds a wonderful spicy touch to tomato-based sauces.

Chili Powder Health Benefits:

  • Fight Inflammation - Chili peppers contain a substance called capsaicin, which gives peppers their characteristic pungence, producing mild to intense spice when eaten. Capsaicin is a potent inhibitor of substance P, a neuropeptide associated with inflammatory processes. The hotter the chili pepper, the more capsaicin it contains. The hottest varieties include habanero and Scotch bonnet peppers. Jalapenos are next in their heat and capsaicin content, followed by the milder varieties, including Spanish pimentos, and Anaheim and Hungarian cherry peppers.
  • Natural Pain Relief - Topical capsaicin is now a recognized treatment option for osteoarthritis pain. Several review studies of pain management for diabetic neuropathy have listed the benefits of topical capsaicin to alleviate disabling pain associated with this condition.
  • Cardiovascular Benefits - Red chili peppers, such as cayenne, have been shown to reduce blood cholesterol, triglyceride levels, and platelet aggregation, while increasing the body's ability to dissolve fibrin, a substance integral to the formation of blood clots. Cultures where hot pepper is used liberally have a much lower rate of heart attack, stroke and pulmonary embolism.
  • Clear Congestion - Capsaicin not only reduces pain, but its peppery heat also stimulates secretions that help clear mucus from your stuffed up nose or congested lungs.
  • Boost Immunity - The bright color of red chili peppers signals its high content of beta-carotene or pro-vitamin A. Just two teaspoons of red chili peppers provide about 6% of the daily value for vitamin C coupled with more than 10% of the daily value for vitamin A. Often called the anti-infection vitamin, vitamin A is essential for healthy mucous membranes, which line the nasal passages, lungs, intestinal tract and urinary tract and serve as the body's first line of defense against invading pathogens.
  • Help Stop the Spread of Prostate Cancer - Red chili peppers' capsaicin, the compound responsible for their pungent heat, stops the spread of prostate cancer cells through a variety of mechanisms.
  • Prevent Stomach Ulcers - Chili peppers have a bad—and mistaken—reputation for contributing to stomach ulcers. Not only do they not cause ulcers, they can help prevent them by killing bacteria you may have ingested, while stimulating the cells lining the stomach to secrete protective buffering juices.
  • Lose Weight - All that heat you feel after eating hot chili peppers takes energy—and calories to produce. Even sweet red peppers have been found to contain substances that significantly increase thermogenesis and oxygen consumption for more than 20 minutes after they are eaten.
  •  Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes - Making chili pepper a frequently enjoyed spice in your Healthiest Way of Eating could help reduce your risk of hyperinsulinemia i.e. high blood levels of insulin — a disorder associated with type 2 diabetes.
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