The chilli pepper (also chile pepper) is the fruit of plants from the genus Capsicum, members of the nightshade family.
India is the world's largest producer, consumer and exporter of chilli peppers. Among which the city of Guntur in Andhra Pradesh produces 30% of all the chilies produced in India and the state of Andhra Pradesh contributes to 75% of all the chilli exports from India.
Chilli pepper pods, which are berries, are used fresh or dried. Chillies are dried to preserve them for long periods of time or may also be done by pickling.
Dried chillies are often ground into powders, although many Mexican dishes use the entire chili. Dried whole chillies may be reconstituted before grinding to a paste. The chipotle is the smoked, dried, ripe jalapeño.
Many fresh chillies have a tough outer skin that does not break down on cooking. Chillies are sometimes used whole or in large slices, by roasting, or other means of blistering or charring the skin, so as not to entirely cook the flesh beneath. When cooled, the skins will usually slip off easily.
Noted psychiatrists have mentioned that eating chillies is an example of a "constrained risk", in which extreme sensations like pain and fear can be enjoyed because individuals know that these sensations are not actually harmful. This method lets people experience extreme feelings without any risk of bodily harm.
Capsaicin is a safe and effective topical analgesic agent in the management of arthritis pain, herpes zoster-related pain, diabetic neuropathy, post mastectomy pain, and headaches.
DNV Mirchi Powder is sourced from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
Mirchi Powder is available in variants of 50g, 100g, 200gms and 500gms at a store near you.