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What is the hot red pepper?
The hot red pepper belongs to the capsicum genus in the nightshades family. It is a 20-80cm-long plant with stalks and some flowers and fruits. It can be used for decorating dishes and adding flavors. It is used in soups, pastries, Kebap, and raw meatballs. It is also made in pastes and pickles. It has a bright red color and one of the most essential ingredients in the Turkish food culture.
When was the hot red pepper discovered?
It was known in the Ottoman Empire since the 15th and 16th century. It was one of the main ingredients of the Turkish food, especially at tables. It was used in the palace cuisine as seasoning. The palace doctors used the pepper for cure purposes. The continents used to trade in pepper.
Where is the birthplace of hot red pepper?
The birthplace of hot red pepper is the Aegean and Mediterranean regions whose climate is favorable for growing pepper. The pepper seasoning is made in the southeastern region of Anatolia.
How does the hot red pepper taste and what are its benefits?
The hot red pepper is very rich in capsaicin so has a very hot taste. The hot red pepper provides great benefits for the digestion system. It also has great nutritional values. It also makes contributions to the immune system. The hot red pepper is used in the industry of food and medicine.
What does affect the quality of the hot red pepper?
The hot red pepper is a kind of seasoning of high quality thanks to its flavor and aromatic smell. It you give you a great sensation in the mouth. It is completely organic. None of colorant substances are used in the making. The hot red pepper is very fragrant.
Where is the hot red pepper made?
The hot red pepper grows in the spacious lands under the most convenient climate conditions. It grows in the tropical weather at 20-30°. It is produced mostly in loamy or sandy soils. The first color of the red pepper is green on trees. It takes the red color while growing. We provide you the hot red pepper seasoning from its home to your table.
How is hot red pepper prepared?
The hot red pepper is one of the cultural heritage items that is harvested manually by traditional methods. We do wash it with water. Choose the best pepper of high quality. Then, we do remove its stem. After that we do dry the peppers under the sunlight on a clean space for 3 days. Then, we do grind the pepper up in mortars. Finally, we do mix the hot red pepper with table salt or rock salt and pure olive oil.
What are the production steps of the hot red pepper?
The commercial value of the hot red pepper is very high. After receiving the peppers from the local areas we do not add any kind of additives in our production divisions. Then, we do wash the peppers in clean water, sieve them, cut them up. We choose the best peppers of high quality. We do dry them in the oven. After that we grind the dried peppers. We do store the hot red pepper seasoning in the conveniently heated stores. In the final step, the hot red peppers are packed. The production division of spices is controlled by the ministry of food, agriculture, and livestock according to the Turkish food codex and the international standards.
What are the shelf life of hot red pepper and the storage conditions?
The shelf life of hot red pepper is two year as long as you keep it in a cool and dry place away from the direct sunlight.
Nutrition FactsRed Pepper FlakesServing Size:100 gramsAmount Per ServingCalories from Fat 155.5Calories 316.6% Daily Value*17.2 gramsTotal Fat3.3 gramsSaturated FatPolyunsaturated Fat 8.3 gramsMonounsaturated Fat 2.8 grams0 milligramsCholesterol30 milligramsSodium1999.8 milligramsPotassium55.5 gramsTotal Carbohydrates27.2 gramsDietary FiberSugars 10.6 gramsProtein 12.2 grams833.3%Vitamin A127.8%Vitamin C11.1%Calcium43.3%IronPercent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.