Kesari Red Chilli Powder give a vibrant red colour to your dish. Red chilli powder is one of the most common Indian masala as it’s mostly used in all the Indian cuisines. Kesari Red Chilli Powder is made using Low Temperature Grinding Technology with the raw material sourced from the best farms. Red chilli powder is an significant part for preparing chutneys, curries, gravies and sauces.
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It is impractical to imagine Indian cuisine without red chillies. Whether in the powder form or the whole spice, the entire country uses it in some form or the other. There are many diverse kinds of red chillies available throughout the country, each with its own unique taste and form. Red chilies are also a part of many spice blends, condiments and sauces. The fiery hot taste and spicy kick that it renders to dishes is only one of the many benefits of red chilli powder.
While it is seldom discussed, there are many health benefits of having red chillies as a part of our daily food. Beyond adding taste, our dishes get healthier with every pinch of this versatile red spice. The primary bioactive plant compound in red chillies, known as capsaicin, is responsible for the taste and health benefits of red chillies. Higher the amount of capsaicin in the spice, the hotter it tastes and the more benefits it adds to your food.
Some of its health benefits are as follows:
Fights Inflammation and Pain
Capsaicin in red chillies is known to reduce inflammation and act as natural pain relief remedy. It binds with nerve endings that sense pain to reduce the feeling of pain. Capsaicin also helps reduce pain and inflammation in the muscles and joints of the lower back.
Promotes Digestive Health
Red chillies are good for digestive health as they help increase the secretion of digestive juices which prevent problems such as constipation and gas. Red chillies are also used as a preservative due to their antibacterial and antifungal properties, which also helps in reducing harmful bacteria. This can help in keeping the intestines healthy.
Aids in Weight Loss
Capsaicin in red chilli powder is known to increase fat burning and reduce appetite. It reduces food cravings and increases metabolism, both beneficial for weight loss. Capsaicin is also thermogenic.
Enhances Cognitive Function
Iron in red chilli powder can increase production of haemoglobin and increase blood flow. Optimal amount of oxygen and iron in the brain can improve cognitive function and decrease chances of cognitive disorders.
Helps the Heart
Red chilli powder’s key component capsaicin can help reduce triglycerides, cholesterol and platelet aggregation. It may also help the body dissolve fibrin, which helps prevent the formation of blood clots. This can contribute towards overall better heart health.
Relieves Nasal Congestion
Health benefits of red chilli powder include its ability to clear nasal congestion by clearing mucus from the nose. Its antibacterial properties also help fight chronic sinus infections as it can help induce vasoconstriction in the nasal blood vessels.
If your guilty pleasure includes spicy food, consider yourself innocent. When used in its purest form with all its natural oils intact, red chilli powder adds bountiful benefits to our everyday food. Next time you venture out to buy groceries, remember to buy wholesome and naturally rich red chili powder.
Red Chilli Powder Other Benefits
Chillies are rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin K1, vitamin A, potassium and copper. They are also packed with antioxidants such as capsanthin, violaxanthin, lutein, capsaicin and ferulic acid. Dry red chilli benefits might outweigh those of immature green chillies, as the antioxidant content is higher in mature red chillies.
Capsaicin is the main bioactive compound which is responsible for giving chillies their spicy flavour. Capsaicin boosts the metabolism, increasing body heat and thereby the amount of calories burned daily. Further, capsaicin can also help reduce cravings by keeping you feeling full for longer. While it is commonly believed that spicy foods lead to stomach ulcers, one study has shown that when taken in moderation, capsaicin can decrease the risk of gastric ulcers, thus aiding digestive health. Capsaicin binds with pain receptors, which are nerve endings that sense pain. This induces a burning sensation but does not cause any real burning injuries.
Studies have shown that red chilli peppers can also help to relieve pain caused by heartburn in people with acid reflux. Red chilli powder benefits don’t end at that. One study showed the risk of all-cause mortality was 13% lower in people that consumed red chilli peppers than in those that did not.
Types of Chilli Powder Used in India
Chilli powder is made from dried chillies that are finely ground. There are two main types widely used in Indian cuisine – red chilli powder and Kashmiri chilli powder. Red chilli powder is usually made from cayenne chilli peppers. However, it can also be made from local chilli varieties such as Byadagi chillies and Guntur chillies. As the name suggests, Kashmiri chilli powder is made from the less pungent Kashmiri chilli variety. It is known for imparting a vibrant red colour to dishes. However, when it comes to flavour, red chilli powder offers more spice as it has higher capsaicin content.
Try Kesari Red Chilli Powder for your meals as this spice powder has natural oils. These natural oils give the spices their health benefits and enhances its flavour.
Too much of a good thing can also be bad. So be sure to use this pungent spice in moderation. #SpiceUpYourHealth with tastier, healthier cooking!
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