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[[Image:Capsicum0.jpg|thumb|right|300px|thumb|right|300px|Hot chili peppers]]
 
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'''Chile''', '''chili''', '''chilli''' and '''chillies''' are ambiguous terms that generally all mean the same thing.
 
'''Chile''', '''chili''', '''chilli''' and '''chillies''' are ambiguous terms that generally all mean the same thing.
  
'''Cayenne powder''' is another term for chilli powder.
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'''Cayenne powder''' is another term for chili powder.
  
The fruit can be eaten either raw or cooked and is (in)famous for its fiery hot flavour which is concentrated along the top of the pod. The stem end of the pod has glands which produce the capsaicin which then flows down through to the tip.  
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The fruit can be eaten either raw or cooked and is famous for its fiery hot flavour which is concentrated along the top of the pod. The stem end of the pod has glands which produce the capsaicin which then flows down through to the tip.  
  
The white flesh that surrounds the seeds contains the highest concentrations of capsaicin. Removing the seeds and (usually white) inner membranes is a very effective way of reducing the heat of a chilli.
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The white flesh that surrounds the seeds contains the highest concentrations of capsaicin. Removing the seeds and (usually white) inner membranes is a very effective way of reducing the heat of a chili.
  
 
If you are going to be handling very hot chillies, it may be a very good idea to use rubber or latex gloves to prevent transferring the juice to your eyes or other sensitive parts of the body.
 
If you are going to be handling very hot chillies, it may be a very good idea to use rubber or latex gloves to prevent transferring the juice to your eyes or other sensitive parts of the body.
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They grow very well on a sunny windowsill or in a conservatory and they look great.  We still have a box in the freezer, full from last year's harvest.
 
They grow very well on a sunny windowsill or in a conservatory and they look great.  We still have a box in the freezer, full from last year's harvest.
  
[[Chilli powder]] is produced from dried and powdered chillies. [[Chilli flakes]] are dried and crumbled chillies and often include the seeds.
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[[Chili powder]] is produced from dried and powdered chillies. [[Chili flakes]] are dried and crumbled chillies and often include the seeds.
 
===Heat measurement of chillies===
 
===Heat measurement of chillies===
The [[Scoville scale]] is a measurement of the spicy heat (or piquance) of a chilli pepper.
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The [[Scoville scale]] is a measurement of the spicy heat or piquancy of a chili pepper.
  
 
===Chilli sauces===
 
===Chilli sauces===
If you are looking here, then you may be thinking about having a go at making your own sauce, so you may find our '''[[Chili pepper sauce|chilli sauce section]]''' of interest!
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If you are looking here, then you may be thinking about having a go at making your own sauce, so you may find our '''[[Chili pepper sauce|chili sauce section]]''' of interest!
 
===Chilli recipes===
 
===Chilli recipes===
A massive category containing [[:Category:Chilli pepper recipes|recipes with lots of chilli]].
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A massive category containing [[:Category:Chilli pepper recipes|recipes with lots of chili]].
  
== Specific chilli types and varieties==
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== Specific chili types and varieties==
  
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Image:Aji pepper.jpg|[[Ají pepper]]
 
Image:Aji pepper.jpg|[[Ají pepper]]
Image:Aleppo pepper.jpg|[[Aleppo chili powder|Aleppo chilli powder]]
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Image:Aleppo pepper.jpg|[[Aleppo chili powder|Aleppo chili powder]]
 
Image:Red hot chilli mash recipe.jpg|[[Bird's eye chili peppers|Bird's eye chillies]]
 
Image:Red hot chilli mash recipe.jpg|[[Bird's eye chili peppers|Bird's eye chillies]]
 
Image:Cayenne pepper.jpg|[[Cayenne pepper]]
 
Image:Cayenne pepper.jpg|[[Cayenne pepper]]
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Image:Cherry bomb chillies (dried).jpg|[[Cherry bomb chillies]]
 
Image:Cherry bomb chillies (dried).jpg|[[Cherry bomb chillies]]
 
Image:Chipotoles.jpg|[[Chile chipotle|Chipotle chillies]]
 
Image:Chipotoles.jpg|[[Chile chipotle|Chipotle chillies]]
Image:Chili flakes.jpg|[[Chilli flakes]]
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Image:Chili flakes.jpg|[[Chilli flakes|Chili flakes]]
 
Image:Chile guajillo.jpg|[[Chile guajillo|Guajillo chillies]]
 
Image:Chile guajillo.jpg|[[Chile guajillo|Guajillo chillies]]
 
Image:Chile guindilla.jpg|[[Guindilla peppers|Guindilla chillies]]
 
Image:Chile guindilla.jpg|[[Guindilla peppers|Guindilla chillies]]
Image:Cool Chile powders.jpg|[[Exotic chilli powders]]
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Image:Cool Chile powders.jpg|[[Exotic chilli powders|Exotic chili powders]]
 
Image:Habanero pepper.jpg|[[Habanero chili pepper|Habañero chillies]]
 
Image:Habanero pepper.jpg|[[Habanero chili pepper|Habañero chillies]]
 
Image:Indian green chillies.jpg|[[Indian green chillies]]
 
Image:Indian green chillies.jpg|[[Indian green chillies]]
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Image:Chile red savina.jpg|[[Chile red savina|Red savina chillies]]
 
Image:Chile red savina.jpg|[[Chile red savina|Red savina chillies]]
 
Image:Pickled Jalapeños.jpg|[[Jalapeño chili pepper|Jalapeño chillies]]
 
Image:Pickled Jalapeños.jpg|[[Jalapeño chili pepper|Jalapeño chillies]]
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Image:Rocoto.jpg|[[Rocoto chili peppers|Rocoto chili peppers]]
 
Image:Scotch bonnet chili pepper.jpg|[[Scotch bonnet chili pepper|Scotch bonnet chillies]]
 
Image:Scotch bonnet chili pepper.jpg|[[Scotch bonnet chili pepper|Scotch bonnet chillies]]
 
Image:Serrano chillies.jpg|[[Serrano chillies]]
 
Image:Serrano chillies.jpg|[[Serrano chillies]]
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* [[Ají pepper]]
 
* [[Ají pepper]]
* [[Aleppo chili powder|Aleppo chilli powder]]
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* [[Aleppo chili powder|Aleppo chili powder]]
 
* [[Chile Anaheim|Anaheim chillies]]
 
* [[Chile Anaheim|Anaheim chillies]]
 
* [[Chile ancho|Ancho chillies]]
 
* [[Chile ancho|Ancho chillies]]
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* [[Cherry bomb chillies]]
 
* [[Cherry bomb chillies]]
 
* [[Chile de arbole|Chile de árbol]]
 
* [[Chile de arbole|Chile de árbol]]
* [[Chili flakes|Chilli flakes]]
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* [[Chili flakes|Chili flakes]]
 
* [[Chile chipotle|Chipotle chillies]]
 
* [[Chile chipotle|Chipotle chillies]]
 
* [[Chile guajillo|Guajillo chillies]]
 
* [[Chile guajillo|Guajillo chillies]]
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* [[Poblano chili pepper|Poblano chillies]]
 
* [[Poblano chili pepper|Poblano chillies]]
 
* [[Chile red savina|Red savina chillies]]
 
* [[Chile red savina|Red savina chillies]]
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* [[Rocoto chilli peppers|Rocoto chili peppers]]
 
* [[Scotch bonnet chili pepper|Scotch bonnet chillies]]
 
* [[Scotch bonnet chili pepper|Scotch bonnet chillies]]
 
* [[Serrano chillies]]
 
* [[Serrano chillies]]
 
* [[Superchilli chillies]]
 
* [[Superchilli chillies]]
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Latest revision as of 14:27, 4 October 2020


Hot chili peppers

Plant name: Capsicum frutescens

Indian name: Mirchi

Chile, chili, chilli and chillies are ambiguous terms that generally all mean the same thing.

Cayenne powder is another term for chili powder.

The fruit can be eaten either raw or cooked and is famous for its fiery hot flavour which is concentrated along the top of the pod. The stem end of the pod has glands which produce the capsaicin which then flows down through to the tip.

The white flesh that surrounds the seeds contains the highest concentrations of capsaicin. Removing the seeds and (usually white) inner membranes is a very effective way of reducing the heat of a chili.

If you are going to be handling very hot chillies, it may be a very good idea to use rubber or latex gloves to prevent transferring the juice to your eyes or other sensitive parts of the body.

If you burn your mouth from very hot chillies, drink some milk or yogurt because it will relieve the symptoms.

Freezing fresh chillies is a good way to store them for later use. They can be removed from the freezer and will defrost whilst being chopped. I would definitely recommend gloves for this as they release much more juice when defrosted.

They grow very well on a sunny windowsill or in a conservatory and they look great. We still have a box in the freezer, full from last year's harvest.

Chili powder is produced from dried and powdered chillies. Chili flakes are dried and crumbled chillies and often include the seeds.

Heat measurement of chillies

The Scoville scale is a measurement of the spicy heat or piquancy of a chili pepper.

Chilli sauces

If you are looking here, then you may be thinking about having a go at making your own sauce, so you may find our chili sauce section of interest!

Chilli recipes

A massive category containing recipes with lots of chili.

Specific chili types and varieties

Find recipes that contain 'Chillies'

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