The Bird’s Eye Chili Peppers presumably got their name because of their small round shape and because they have been spread by birds, which are not affected by the heat of the peppers.
The Bird’s Eye Peppers are generally red at maturity, but may also be yellow, purple or black. They are very popular in cuisine and with heat almost similar to a habanero, they add quite a punch to many types of dishes, including pastas, soups, sauces, dips, and more.
Two hundred scientific tests on chillies are currently underway, looking at the effects of eating it and looking at the active ingredient of capsaicin separately as a treatment, often in the form of a cream.
In humans and other mammals, when capsaicin comes into contact with mucous membranes, the body responds by releasing endorphins. Endorphins have several effects including enhancing the immune system, releasing sex hormones, appetite is repressed and a feeling of euphoria occurs. The higher the level endorphins, the feeling of pain is reduced as are the negative effects of stress.
Studies also show that eating chili regularly helps keep your heart healthy by lowering cholesterol, keeping your blood pressure in a healthy range, and allowing more blood to reach the heart. Capsaicin has also shown positive effects in the treatment of prostate problems, and increasing metabolism which burns calories.
The alkaloids from the capsaicin stimulate the action of stomach and intestine improving the whole digestion process. It also helps prevent and heal stomach ulcers because it blocks acid production, stimulates alkali and improves blood flow in stomach tissue. And like coumarin – the phenolic compound that gives turmeric its yellow color – the capsaicin in chili also has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
Chilees also contain Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Sodium, Magnesium, Thiamine (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) and Niacin.
Recent studies prove that consuming just a little chilli pepper each day helps us fall asleep, and stay asleep longer. And adding a little chili powder to your evening meal may also help you feel more awake the next day.
As the weather gets colder more and more of us will come down with a cold or flu. But did you know that food such as chillies can help protect us from common winter conditions? So spice up your life and help beat the cold with our raw organic Bird's Eye Chili Pepper Powder.
The Chiltepin pepper in North America is also known as Bird's Eye Chili Pepper, but it is a different pepper altogether.
Some possible benefits of our raw organic Bird's Eye Chili Pepper Powder may include:
● Combating arthritis
● Relieving toothaches
● Thinning the blood thereby increasing blood flow to the heart
● Reducing flatulence
● Thermic affect, speeding up the metabolic rate
● Improving digestion
● Reducing osteoarthritis & rheumatoid arthritis
● Bolstering the immune system
● Excellent purifying propertiest
● Keeping blood pressure in a healthy range
● Increasing endorphins which causes a feeling of euphoria
● An effective decongestant
● Thinning of the blood, essential to prevent blood clots
● Increasing metabolism which burns calories
● Combating sinusitis
● Reducing migranes & cluster headaches
● Improving sleep
● Lowering effect on cholesterol
● High in vitamin D, A, C, carotene, potassium, & folate (also known as vitamin B9 & natural folic acid)
● Reducing internal inflammation
● Being used as an insect repellant when mixed with water
● Acting as an expectorant for asthmatic conditions by way of its mucus thinning properties
Our Organic Bird's Eye Chili Pepper Powder is rated Hot at 100,000 H.U. Use with Caution!
Suggested Use: Add a few dashes or more to any dish or recipe.
Botanical Name: Capsicum frutescens
Other Names: Thai chili, Thai pepper, African Bird Pepper, African red pepper, African Red Devil, Zanzibar Chili
Origin: India - Certified Organic
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