Did you know that India tops the list of the largest chillies producing nations in the world? But you didn't. And you also probably haven't looked beyond the local green chillies that your vegetable vendor gets for you. Its exceptionally dark red colour is due to lots of capsaicin in it. And this compound can help reduce blood pressure, high cholesterol, and the formation of blood clots, and is a weight watchers friend too, as it can can help speed up metabolism and tame our appetite.
We have so many shades of chillies - hot to mild - spread across the country.