What is Chili Pepper?

Every day, a quarter of the world’s population consumes chili peppers in various nations. Before Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the New World in 1492, many people were unaware of these perennial plants, which are members of the Capsicum family. Of course, Columbus didn’t “discover” them. Numerous origin hypotheses identify Brazil, Mexico, and other regions of South America as “the” origins of chilies. Chili peppers can be cooked or dried and powdered, mainly used as a spice. Paprika is a red chili pepper that has been powdered. The jalapeno, a 3-inch-long chile pepper with thick flesh, is America’s favorite (give or …

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