Organic Chilli Flakes 20g
Country of Origin: India/Uganda
Chilli is kind of an ironic name for the organic spice. There’s nothing chilly about it - except maybe the ice cubes you’ll want to stick in your mouth if you eat too much. The burst of flavour transforms any bland dish into an intriguing sensation. Packed with perky pep, organic chilli flakes are typically a ‘topper’ spice. They’re sprinkled sparingly over pizzas, pasta, bread, and chaat. When in powder form, chilli is best cooked inside the dish itself to activate its full range of flavours. Organic chilli is a delectable source of heat when used in small quantities, and an excellent method of vengeance when dumped haphazardly. Use responsibly (or at least don’t get caught!)
How to use organic chilli?
Organic chilli can be cooked, consumed, and used aesthetically. Like most spices, chilli’s uses are dependant on the form it comes in.
Organic chilli is used differently depending on where it’s powdered or flaked. Powdered organic chilli is best used in stews and curries to add a kick. Flaked chilli is ideal for adding to the top of mostly finished dishes. In both cases, it’s the perfect choice to turn up the heat and make your guests sweat. When used in moderation, there’s no better way to give your cooking a quick shot of pizazz. And, when you’ve hopelessly ruined your soup’s flavour pairings, throwing in some organic chilli will mask the mistake and keep your reputation intact. (As a bonus, if you use a lot, you may get out of having to host future dinner parties!)
It’s not just humans who find organic chilli to be a tad on the hot side. Leaving out small amounts of organic chilli is an effective way to repel pests from your kitchen. Bugs, rodents, and other critters all detest the smell and taste - leaving your pantry free from everyone’s paws but your own. For the brave-hearted, organic chilli can also be used as an effective dental cleaner. Because of its high capsaicin content, chilli is a great way to keep tartar and plaque from building up. Your dentist will thank you … as long as you don’t apply it right before a checkup!
100% Organic Chilli
Country of origin
Like paprika, organic chilli comes from Mexican peppers. Named for the peppers that are dried and prepared, chilli was exported alongside paprika and other North American spices during the discovery of the New World. While it doesn’t have the same cultural impact as paprika, organic chilli nevertheless has made its mark on the palates of spicy food lovers worldwide.
Storage / Packaging
Organic chilli should be sealed at ambient temperature. The container should be kept in a dry area - and kept out of direct sunlight. When stored correctly in its original box, our chilli has a shelf life of 1.5 years from its packaging date.
Although it’s true that all spices will eventually lose their flavour over time, our packaging works to stretch every tasty second of the chilli’s shelf life. Made out of biodegradable, compostable bags designed to lock in every morsel of flavour, you can rest easy knowing that your ingredients will always taste right. Plus, you can feel great about doing something good for the environment! That certainly deserves a second helping of Mexican brownies...
Organic chilli is a delicious pairing for subtle spices and bold flavours alike. Really, anything that can benefit from a little bit of heat is a great choice to throw in with your chilli. While organic chilli pairs especially well with sweet and bitter notes, it can also benefit from a little bit of complexity. Try it with some of these spices:
- Mustard Seed
Organic Chilli Health Benefits
Organic chilli is comprised of capsaicin, a plant compound that is responsible for its unique taste - and chilli’s potential medical applications. Both a therapeutic and preventative substance, organic chilli works because of its battery of vitamins and its battering of pain receptors. That’s right. Organic chill is so hot that it literally blinds pain receptors. (Of course, you just feel the pain relief that comes with the impaired function!) There are other health benefits, too.
- Organic chilli flakes are rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, C, B6 & K1, Potassium and copper.
- The spice is very high in antioxidant carotenoids.
- You can use organic chilli to help reduce your appetite, scald your tastebuds, and boost your metabolism for a potentially potent weight loss blend.
The buck doesn’t stop there! Organic chilli is still being investigated for their effectiveness in a variety of other areas of medicine. Many exciting new findings have indicated that there are extensive health benefits associated with organic chilli.
While organic chilli has clearly established health benefits, it should be noted that it isn’t a replacement for modern medicine. Please make sure to seek professional medical advice from a qualified doctor or other healthcare professionals when looking to treat specific medical ailments.
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