Major growing area
Mexico and other parts of South and Central America
Much spicier than the green chilli.
AYURVEDA & MEDICINAL USES
Kochchi chillies are packed with an impressive array of chemical compounds that play an integral role in preventing disease and promoting overall good health. The alkaloid compound, capsaicin, showcases anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, analgesic and anti-diabetic properties and also reduces LDL cholesterol levels in obese individuals. The vitamin C in fresh kochchi chillies helps combat scurvy and boosts immunity, protecting you from infections. Antioxidants such as vitamin A found in kochchi chillies help protect your body from injurious effects of free radicals generated during stress, diseases conditions.
Called Bird’s Eye Chili because of their small round shape and because they have been spread by birds, which are not affected by the heat of the peppers.
Often used as a substitute for the green chilli, but much, much spicier. Do not try to eat it raw!
Unlike other members of its family, the kochchi chilli portrays a strong smell.
To prepare a nice and spicy kochchi sambol, arm yourself with 1 cup freshly grated coconut, 3 Kochchi chillies, 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder, 1 teaspoon lime juice and salt. Grind all the ingredients together, except the lime juice. Once ground into a thin paste, add fresh lime juice and mix well. Serve with boiled manioc for a fantastic meal or snack!
NUTRIENTS & VALUES PER 100g EDIBLE PORTION
|Total Fat||0.44 g|
|Pantothenic acid||0.201 mg|
|Vitamin A||952 IU|
|Vitamin C||143.7 mg|
|Vitamin E||0.69 mg|
|Vitamin K||14 μg|