Indian cuisine is synonymous with the use of chili, and it is a pantry staple in every Indian household. Add them to curries, make a spice or pickle them. They taste good in all forms and are a good source of Vitamin A. A green chili does much more than add a punch to your food. They re loaded with antioxidants, which help keep your body healthy. Chilies contain a substance called Capsaicin that offers a host of health benefits. Capsaicin helps fight inflammation and works as a natural pain reliever. Apart from this, the heat that it stimulates helps in clearing mucus from your stuffed up nose or congested lungs. Green chillies are also loaded with vitamin C, vitamin B complex (B6 and B9), and beta-carotene, which are good for your skin and immunity. Apart from all this, green chillies are also extremely low in calories and are almost fat free!
Select the fresh, crisp and bright ones with no spots. Store it in a refrigerator to last for more than a week.
Don t touch your nose, mouth and eyes after handling chilies. Wash hands thoroughly.