The Belicious chilliemix is a mix of different types of fresh chillies . The content of this packet is dependent on the season and may vary for this reason. The different chillies that you may encounter are: Madame Jeanette, Habanero (Cayenne / Adjuma), Lombok ( red / green) , Rawit ( red / green) and Jalapeno ( red / green). They vary in spiciness from mild to very spicy. Keep in mind , with the preparation of your dish, you use the proper chili.
Spice guide from mild to hot:
- Green chili
- Red chili
- Jalapeno green
- Jalapeno red
- Rawit green
- Rawit red
- Cayenne/Habanero red
- Adjuma/Habanero yellow
- Madame Jeanette
What is chili?
Chili is related to the bell pepper but it holds a lot more flavor. You can process it raw or cooked in dishes for some extra spice. Capsium, the substance that makes this spice so hot, hardly dissolves in water, but very good in fat and alcohol. Rinsing with water does not help to take the hot taste away, but milk does. And alcohol, if sufficiently strong, works well.
Cooking with chili
You have to take care when you prepare chillies. When you have sliced chillies and rub your eyes, you can get a burning sensation in your eyes. It is not harmful, but quite uncomfortable. To get it ready for use, remove the stalk and cut the pepper in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and pith (spiciest). Now, the chili is ready for use. This spicy seasoning are indispensable in fresh sambal, or use it to spice up a stir-fry or marinade. You can let it simmer in a stew and remove it before consuming.
Is fresh chili healthy?
The taste is so hot because it contains capsaicin, which causes your airways will open. That and the fact that it’s full of vitamin C makes it a healthy condiment.
*The average nutritional value per 100 gram.
In a cool, dry place you can keep chillies for about a week. They can dry in a little bit after that. You can still use them, but they are slightly less spicy.
In the Netherlands you can buy the Belicious chili mix at supermarkets an exotic groceries.
Mix Belicious Spice Healthy Chili