Chilli peppers from Fitalia
Hot peppers in oil, grown and harvested in Sicily, 52 km from the vineyards of the Tascante Estate.
- Harvesting season: Summer
- Net Weight 200
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The spicy chilli pepper arrived in Europe with Christopher Columbus, who brought it here from the Americas, however it was already quite common in Asia and Africa.
It is also quite common in Italy and some regions have even based their regional dishes on this ingredient. Capsaicin - the main reason for its spiciness - has an antibacterial effect so that food cooked with chilli pepper can be kept for a relatively long time.
Chilli peppers are rich in vitamin C and it is believed they are very healthy for humans, as long as they are used in moderation.
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Once ground, the chilli pepper changes the intensity of flavours. However, the level of spiciness not only varies based on the variety of chilli pepper, but also on the level of ripening: the riper the chilli pepper, the stronger it is.
Did you know that... Chilli pepper helps lose weight because it heats the body, thus helping it to burn calories. It helps in the digestion process because in some regions in southern Italy, it’s used in an after-dinner drink that also contains camomile and honey.
It may also be used against hair loss. It is commonly known for its aphrodisiac properties, although this fact has not been confirmed by science.
Several traditions also include chilli pepper as a spicy ingredient in all senses of the word.
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