Botanical Name: Capsicum frutescens
Plant Part Used: Fruit
Processing Method: Drying, Grinding
Chili plants are small perennial shrubs that belong to the family Solanaceae. It produces white color small flowers. Unripe chili fruits are green in color, while ripped chili fruits are red in color. Nowadays a variety of colors of chili is available in the market. It is used as a spice in an Asian kitchen. Capsaicin is the active component in chili. Capsaicin's chemical name is 8-methyl-N-vanillyl-6-nonenamide. It has a high content of beta-carotene, vitamin c, and folic acid. The redness of chili is due to its high continent of carotenoid. It also helps to maintain healthy skin and hair.
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