- Red chillies are rich in potassium, and so is their powder. Potassium helps maintain blood pressure levels and relaxes the blood vessels in our body. Capsaicin is an active component in red chilies, reducing blood pressure and improving circulation.
- Vitamin A is a major nutrient present in red chillies. A tablespoon of red chilies fulfills a total of 9% daily requirement. Vitamin A is proven to improve eyesight and eye-related diseases.
- Doctors recommend eating spicy foods or drinking soups with red chilies to cure colds because red chillies have properties to thin mucus formed in nasal passages.
- Regular consumption of chilly powder can produce collagen, an essential chemical for healthy skin and hair.
- There are over 400 types of chillies, and it is the most cultivated crop worldwide.
- Chillies are good for health. It has a rich amount of vitamin A, which boosts our immune system and prevents you from falling ill frequently.
- Since elephants hate the smell of chillies, African farmers attach chillies to their fences to prevent elephants from reaching their crops.
- There are only 40 calories in 100 grams of chilly powder.
Suggested consumable by age groups
- Any age group can consume red chilli powder but in moderation.
Good times to eat:
- It can be consumed at any time.
Eat along with:
- Applicable to add in various curries.
- It can be sprayed upon fruit salad.
When not to eat or eat more often:
- It is advisable to eat in moderation as it can cause mouth blister if consumed more than required.