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"