Chile Facts

Some Fun Stuff to know about chile:

  • One fresh medium sized green chile pod has as much Vitamin C as six oranges.
  • One teaspoon of dried red chile powder has the daily
    requirements of Vitamin A.
  • Hot chile peppers burn calories by triggering a thermodynamic
    burn in the body, which speeds up the metabolism.
  • Teas & lozenges are made with chile peppers for the treatment
    of a sore throat.
  • The Indians of the American tropics cultivated the chile pepper
    for centuries for both its culinary and medicinal uses.
  • Chile peppers are relatives of tomatoes, potatoes, and
    eggplants, all belonging to the nightshade family.
  • The color extracted from very red chile pepper pods, oleoresin,
    is used in everything from lipstick to processed meats