At Whole Spice we are always interested in all things spicy, which would include just about every kind of chile pepper on this great planet. We are especially fascinated by the complexity of the intense flavor, aroma and heat that these peppery pods can provide in all types of cuisines. From making great tasting sauces, marinades, and meat rubs to spicing up soups, stews and just about any food.I would be remiss if I didn't mention how red chile peppers also contain large amounts of vitamin C and small amounts of carotene translating into good contributors of health.
The pepper pods, also called berries, are either used fresh or dried. The best way to preserve chile peppers is to dry them for long periods of time or by pickling. The dried peppers are often ground into powders or are used whole by reconstituting them in water and then ground into a paste. Continue reading