Chili peppers

Chili peppers

Chili peppers belong to the family of foods bearing the Latin name Capsicum. Chili peppers history belongs to Central and South America, regions whose cuisines are popular for their hot and spicy flavors. Chili peppers cultivated in these regions since seven thousand years. Christopher Columbus encountered them on his explorations of the Caribbean Islands and brought them back to Europe. There, they were used as a substitute for black pepper, which was very expensive since it had to be imported from Asia. Chili peppers are now grown on all continents, however, China, Turkey, Nigeria, Spain and Mexico are among the largest commercial producers.

Nutritional Value Of Chili Peppers

vitamin E 14%

vitamin A 9%

fiber 8%

vitamin K 6%

copper 6%

vitamin B 66%


manganese 5%

vitamin B 24%

vitamin B 34%

potassium 3%