They are the life of a hearty Indian meal, without it meal seems incomplete.
They have fresh flavour and sharp bite to them. Used in almost all indian savoury dishes in curry, dal, stirfry. It is also used in salads and sauces. It is a main component of Salsa dip along with tomatoes.
come with zero calories. In fact, they speed up one’s metabolism.
loaded with antioxidants, that protect the body against free radicals.
loaded with Vitamin C and beta-carotene, green chillies are great for healthy eyes, skin and immune system.
exert a number of beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system.
beneficial in combating the common cold or sinus infections.
Interestingly enough capsaicin, found in green chillies although hot to taste, has been shown to lower body temperature by stimulating the cooling center of the hypothalamus in the brain. This explains why, even in very hot places like India, green chillies are consumed.