Product: Crushed Chillies
Latin Name: Capsicum frutescens
Plant Family: Solanaceae
Description: Our crushed chillies have a medium heat and a tangy, spicy flavour and are comprised of the crushed and dried pericarp (flesh) and seeds of the chilli pepper fruits. Chilli is a world renowned spice used to add, heat, spice, depth of flavour and to make meals exciting with an added kick. Now you can have all that and give foods a seasoning a different texture with the addition of crushed chillies.
Interesting Fact: Did you know that capsaicin; a compound found in all chillies is used by the pharmaceutical industry in the manufacture of pain relief products? It is used to make rubs, salves and balms for soothing aching and tired muscles and in products to ease arthritic and joint pains. Capsaicin also has antibacterial and astringent properties, the compound acts as a rubefacient when used topically which means it causes the surface of the skin to redden and warm by increasing the circulation of the blood, this warming action helps to relieve pain.
Ingredients: Dried and crushed whole fruits of capsicum frutescens.
Allergy Advice: Chillies contain a naturally occurring source of salicylates and is best avoided by people eating a salicylate free diet.
SUGGESTED USEAdd to curries, chilli-con-carne and a whole variety of spicy dishes. You can use chilli to liven up just about any savoury dish. Add a light dusting of chilli flakes and cumin to make extra spicy potato wedges or roasted vegetables for a spicy twist. A little chilli can also enhance the flavour of egg and cheese dishes, sprinkle on to pizzas, and add to pepper meals along with peppercorns to make a fiery seasoning for steak and chicken and add to marinades, salad dressings and stir fry dishes.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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