A Little About Chile’s

Chile Facts
Chile must be kept very cool and wet, preferably on ice while being transported.  Chile should be frozen immediately.  Chile will spoil very quickly (within a couple of days) if it is not keep properly.  A cooler with ice is the best way to transport chile.
  • One fresh medium-sized green chile pod has as much Vitamin C as six oranges
  • One teaspoon of dried red chile powder has the daily requirements of Vitamin A
  • Hot chile peppers burn calories by triggering a thermodynamic burn in the body, which speeds up metabolism
  • Chile peppers are relatives of tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplants, all belonging to the nightshade family
  • The color extracted from very red chile pepper pods, oleoresin is used in everything from lipstick to processed meats
  • There are 26 known species of chile pepper, five of which are domesticated.
Adapted from the New Mexico Chile Institutes "Chile Pepper Facts"