Are Chillies good for us ?

 

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Tasty and also healthy?

Are chillies just spicy in our food, or are they also good for us. Can they also be healthy? This interesting question asks if chillies are more than just adding flavour. It makes us wonder if they can also be good for our bodies. It’s like asking if chillies have a secret superpower. We all know they make our food taste fantastic with their spicy flavour. But could they also have some special benefits for our health? It’s worth finding out if there’s something extra special about chillies that goes beyond making our meals tasty.Image Red Chillies with tape measure

For a long time, people have thought that chillies might be good for us. They have a special compound called capsaicin that researchers have studied a lot. Capsaicin is the compound  found in the pith of Chillies that gives them their heat   They’ve found that capsaicin might help with things like speeding up metabolism, helping with weight loss, keeping our hearts healthy, reducing pain, and even making us feel happier. But what does all this mean for our health?

Join me as I embark on an enlightening exploration into the realm of chillies and their potential impact on our overall well-being. Within the confines of this journey, we shall dig deep into the intricate nuances of these fiery fruits, pondering upon their multifaceted effects on our physical and mental health alike. As we travel through the corridors of nutritional science, we shall unravel how  nutrients and special compounds that reside within these humble pods unlock vitality and vigour.

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Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapenos poppers recipes 

Jalapeno poppers (stuffed Jalapenos)  have a storied past that traces back to the culinary traditions of Mexico, where spicy peppers have long been celebrated for their bold flavours. Originally, jalapeno peppers were often stuffed with cheese, dipped in batter, and fried to create a savoury treat that quickly became a favourite among food enthusiasts.

As the popularity of jalapeno poppers spread, their influence reached beyondCooking with Chillies. Stuffed Chillies borders, including the vibrant culinary landscapes of Brazil. In Brazil, where the cuisine is known for its bold flavours and diverse influences, jalapeno poppers found a new home, inspiring chefs to create their own unique interpretations of this beloved snack.

Jalapeno poppers made their way to the USA through cultural exchange, immigration, and culinary innovation. Originating from Mexico, they became popularized in America through the influence of Tex-Mex cuisine and the growing Mexican immigrant population. Commercialization and adaptation led to their widespread availability as appetizers and snacks across the country.

Whether you’re hosting a gathering, in need of a tasty appetizer, or simply treating yourself to a flavourful snack, our Jalapeno Poppers Trio has something for every palate. So why wait? Embark on a culinary adventure today and discover the irresistible flavours of our Cheesy Jalapeno Poppers, Crispy Brazilian Poppers, and Jalapeno Poppers with Bacon and Cheese. Trust us, your taste buds will thank you!

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Sriracha sauce recipe

A bowl of homemade Sriracha sauce on a wooden table surrounded by green and red Chillies

Sriracha hot sauce

This post features a simple, economical, and delicious recipe for Sriracha sauce. Originating from the coastal city of Si Racha in Thailand’s Chonburi Province, it was crafted in the early 20th century by Thanom Chakkapak, incorporating chillies  vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt.

In Thai cuisine, Sriracha is a traditional seafood dip, enhancing dishes like grilled fish and shellfish with its spicy, tangy flavour. Its popularity expanded beyond Thailand in the 1980s when Vietnamese-American entrepreneur David Tran established Huy Fong Foods in Los Angeles, California. Tran’s rendition of Sriracha, inspired by the original Thai recipe, gained traction with its introduction as “Sriracha Hot Chilli Sauce” in the early 1980s. Embraced by Asian communities in the United States, its distinct flavour and versatility propelled its popularity.

As Huy Fong Foods‘ Sriracha sauce gained momentum, it became a staple in American kitchens and beyond. Its iconic packaging, featuring a rooster emblem and vibrant green cap, became instantly recognizable. Over the years, Sriracha’s appeal has transcended cultural boundaries, finding its way into diverse cuisines and culinary creations worldwide. Whether used as a condiment, marinade, or ingredient in recipes, Sriracha continues to delight taste buds with its fiery kick and savoury undertones, cementing its status as a beloved and enduring culinary classic. So lets put on our aprons, get out the Chillies and lets start making  our recipe for Sriracha hot sauce

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Sambal

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Sambal
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 5
  • Serving size: 5 g
  • Calories: 7
  • Carbohydrates: 2 grams
  • Sugar: 17 grams
  • Sodium: 2 9 mg
Recipe type: Hot sauce
Cuisine: Malaysian
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The name Sambal is a Indonesian word of Javenese origin . Sambals are Chiili sauces or pastes that can be made with Chillies and a variety of other ingredients. These ingredients may include garlic, shallots , shrimp paste , scallions, palm sugar, ginger and lime juice. This is a recipe for a sambal in its simplest form. Serve it as an accompaniment with dishes like Nasi Kerabu, Ajam percick and Ajam goreng ( Indonesian fried Chicken)
Ingredients
  • Red Chillies - five ( cayenne or similar)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Sugar - ¼ teaspoon
  • Juice of half a lime
Instructions
  1. Remove the stalks from the Chilies
  2. Place in a grinder
  3. Add the salt and sugar
  4. Grind to a coarse paste
  5. Add the lime juice and mix well.
Notes
This dish can form a part of Nasi Kerabu - a Malaysian salad

Simply pro- rata the ingredients to make more

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