When it comes to the science of the Chilli plant there’s a endless google list of benefits, so we’ve to decided to pick a few good ones for you. Here we go!
Here’s a few interesting facts about your next chilli meal 😄
🌶️ Chilli peppers release feel-good endorphins and dopamine, because your brain interprets the burn from hot peppers as pain, which can ultimately result in a sense of euphoria similar to a “runner’s high.”
🌶️ Chillies are loaded with Vitamin C and beta-carotene! Green chillies are great for healthy eyes, skin and immune system.
🌶️ Green chillies are proven to balance blood sugar levels. If you are diabetic, this may be your answer to healthy diet.
🌶️ As a general rule of thumb, the smaller the pepper, the hotter it is.
🌶️ Green chillis are rich in Vitamin K that help decrease your risk of osteoporosis. Probably no good if your there or ready, but prevention is better than cure, so feed these little spices into your diet regularly it will probably help us down the track.
🌶️ You should always buy whatever peppers look good and whichever ones you think you and your mouth can tolerate.
Choose a firm peppers with a shiny, unblemished skin.
For jalapeños, some chefs will tell you that the hottest ones have a few white striations on them!
🌶️ The main component in chilies is a chemical called Capsaicin, which is responsible for the intense heat sensation. Capsaicin lowers blood sugar levels, improves heart health, boost circulation and protects against strokes.
🌶️ Another plant picking fact is to keep in mind during your pepper picking is fresh chilli peppers will be spicier during the summer and milder during the cool or rainy season. (of whatever region they hail from).
Well there ya have it! 😀We hope you picked up something you didn’t know!
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Next week we will share some info on the spice “Ginger”.
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