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Chile Powder for sale in Bolivia
Chile Powder for sale in Bolivia

Chili powder (also spelled chile powder) is a generic name for any powdered spice mix composed chiefly of chili peppers, most commonly either red peppers or cayenne peppers, which are both of the species Capsicum annuum. The spice mix may simply be pure powdered chilis, or it may have other additives, especially cumin, oregano, and garlic. [1][2] Some mixes may even include black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, mace, nutmeg, or turmeric.[citation needed] As a result of the various different potential additives, the spiciness of any given chili powder is incredibly variable. As a rule, the purer the chili powder is, the more spicy it is. Chile Powder for sale in Bolivia File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Chile Powder for sale in Bolivia File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Spice mixes are blended spices or herbs. ... The chile pepper (also chili or chilli; from Spanish chile) is the fruit of the plant Capsicum from the nightshade family (Solanaceae). ... A large red cayenne The Cayenne is a hot red chili pepper used to flavor dishes, and for medicinal purposes. ... Binomial name L. Capsicum annuum is a domesticated species of the plant genus Capsicum native to Mexico, . // The plant is a herbaceous annual, with a densely branched stem. ... Geerah redirects here. ... Binomial name Origanum vulgare L. Oregano or Pot Marjoram (Origanum vulgare) is a species of Origanum, native to Europe, the Mediterranean region and southern and central Asia. ... Binomial name L. Allium sativum L., commonly known as garlic, is a species in the onion family Alliaceae. ... Binomial name L. Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. ... Binomial name J.Presl Cassia (Chinese cinnamon) is also commonly called (and sometimes sold as) cinnamon. ... This article is about spices, the word clove is also used to describe a segment of a head of garlic and a clove hitch is a useful kind of knot. ... For other uses, see Coriander (disambiguation). ... Species About 100 species, including: Myristica argentea Myristica fragrans Myristica malabarica The nutmegs Myristica are a genus of evergreen trees indigenous to tropical southeast Asia and Australasia. ... For other uses, see Nutmeg (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Linnaeus Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae which is native to tropical South Asia. ...


Use of powdered chili peppers can be traced, at its earliest, to Indian cuisine, where such powders were used in curry dishes, but today they are especially popular in American cuisine, where they are the primary flavor ingredient in chili con carne. The first commercial blends of chili powder in the U.S. were created in the 1890s by D.C. Pendery and William Gebhardt for precisely this dish. [3] The multiple families of Indian cuisine are characterized by their sophisticated and subtle use of many spices and herbs. ... A bowl of chili con carne with beans and tortilla chips. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American...


References

  1. ^ Brown, Alton (2004-08-18), The Big Chili, Food Network, <http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_28230,00.html>. Retrieved on 2007-09-11
  2. ^ Bradshaw, Eleanor (June 1997), How to Make Your Own Chili Powder; or, Some Like it Hot, Texas Cooking Online, Inc., <http://www.texascooking.com/features/jun97chilepowder.htm>. Retrieved on 2007-09-11
  3. ^ DeWitt, Dave & Gerlach, Nancy (2003), Chili Conquers the U.S.A., Fiery-Foods.com, <http://www.fiery-foods.com/dave/chiliconcarne2.asp>. Retrieved on 2007-09-11

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Food Facts & Trivia: Chili Powder (179 words)
Chili powder was supposedly created in 1802 by a German immigrant in New Braunfel, Texas.
Chili powder is a blend of chili peppers, cumin seed, oregano, garlic, usually salt, and sometimes cloves or allspice.
It is the primary spice in Chili con carne.
Chili powder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (395 words)
Chili powder (also called chili mix) is a spice mix consisting of various ratios of dried ground chile peppers, cumin, garlic, and oregano.
Chili powder is often confused with the similar-sounding chile powder (an ingredient of chili powder), which is simply dried and pulverized hot chile peppers, the fruit of any of a number of hot varieties of the Capsicum plant of the nightshade family (Solanaceae).
In cooking, a heaping teaspoon-full of chile powder is an equivalent substitute for one "average" chile.
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