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Chili Powder | Winter Dinners- Thursday, February 6, 2014

Chili powder is used in everything from dry rubs, to your mom's famous pot of homemade chili. A robust seasoning made from ground, dried hot chile peppers (often ancho or cayenne chiles). Chili powder may also contain oregano cumin salt and sometimes garlic. Medium to very hot varieties can be found at Colonel De.

Little know facts about the chili peppers

1) Chilies were brought to Asia by Portuguese navigators during the 16th century.
2)The substances that give chili peppers their intensity are capsaicin and several related chemicals, collectively called capsaicinoids. (Capsaicin is also the primary component in pepper spray.)
3)Fresh or dried chilies are often used to make most hot sauces found on store shelves.
4) Found in a wide variety of cultures, from Indian to Asia, this powder is commonly found in most kitchens around the world.
5) Depending on the heat, and types of peppers used, chili powder has been found to: Curb Appetite, Increase heart health, and an aphrodisiac.

Below is a take on local favorite, Cincinnati chili. Enjoy!
http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/cincinnati-chili

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