Understanding Chillies

Chilli Peppers are an important part of many cuisines, adding heat and complexity to an endless variety of dishes.

Originating in the Americas, chillies have been an essential ingredient for cooks since 7500 BC. 9000 years later, when Christopher Columbus carried the first chilli peppers from Mexico to Spain, citing their medicinal benefits, they were quickly adopted into the local cuisine.

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