Tuesday, 30 June 2015


The chili pepper (also chile pepper or chilli pepper, from Nahuatl "chīlli") is the fruit of plants from the genus Capsicum, members of the nightshade family, Solanaceae. In Britain, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, and other Asian countries, the word "pepper" is usually omitted.

The substances that give chili peppers their intensity when ingested or applied topically are capsaicin (8-methyl-N-vanillyl-6-nonenamide) and several related chemicals, collectively called capsaicinoids. Chili peppers originated in the Americas. After the Columbian Exchange, many cultivars of chili pepper spread across the world, used in both food and medicine.

Chilies were brought to Asia by Portuguese navigators during the 16th century. India is the world's largest producer, consumer and exporter of chili peppers. Guntur in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh produces 30% of all the chilies produced in India, and Andhra Pradesh as a whole contributes 75% of India's chili exports.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.


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  2. Cool shot if the chili peppers, I love them! Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

  3. They are like elongated rubies! Happy Ruby Tuesday Too! Great shot!

  4. Great - My husband loves chili peppers!

  5. Chili peppers make me think of Albuquerque, New Mexico. I recall seeing people all over that town decorating with red chilis... common for people there to make a wreath out of chilis and hang them on their front door.

  6. Chilis I enjoy only if mixed with something else. These look so fresh and beautiful.

  7. Thanks for the interesting facts about chillies. Chillies grow well in my garden but I give most of them away as I find them to spicy.


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