A hot-tasting pod used as a food, a spice and an herbal medicine.
Chillies are said to be good for the kidneys, spleen, pancreas, lungs and heart. A component of chilli is comprised of capsaicin, the compound that makes it taste hot — this is where most of chilli’s medicinal properties come from.
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Chilli can be found in dishes from around the globe. It’s prominently used in Indian, Korean, Sichuan, Thai, Malaysian, Mexican, and Italian dishes among many others. Of course it’s also the main ingredient in chilli sauces found in homes everywhere to spice up mild food!