Chilli - Ing., Chili-Pfeffer - Ted., Piment fort - Fr., Pimienta picante - Sp
Chilli belongs to the Solanaceae family, is native to tropical America and widespread throughout Europe, Africa and Asia. It is similar to sweet pepper, but its fruit contain a very spicy substance – the capsaicin, contained in larger quantities in the seeds. Its fruit is red, green or yellow with different size and shape depending on variety.
chilli powder and crushed origin India, chilli powder and ground origin China; whole chilli "Birdseye" from Malawi.
The dried chilli is kept preferably in the shade, in dry places.