Green chilli or red chilli: Which is better option for your health
Loaded with essential minerals and vitamins, chillies are a must-have addition in our day-to-day diet.
Chillies work a great deal to spice up our meals. Indian cuisine is known to contain a generous amount of spice, which not only make the food taste better but also provide many health benefits.
Loaded with essential minerals and vitamins, chillies are a must-have addition in our day-to-day diet. Now, there are two kinds of chillies found commonly in our households - green chillies and red chillies (mostly in the powder form).
Lately, a debate has sprung up on which chilli is better than the other. Divided opinions from every corner have left many confused who are unable to make a stern decision. Despite the ambiguity, people have started replacing red chilli powder with green chill, which is considered to be a more potent source of spice.
As the common notion goes in the world of food - anything which is green is good for health. Studies have proved that green chillies promote health and overall well-being in ways more than one.
Red chillies are nothing but aged green chillies, which turned red and dried up with time. They lose most of their water content and worse, a major chunk of nutrients as well.
Red chillies are usually consumed in powdered form. The process poses the danger of adulteration of the final product. In addition to that, there is always a possibility of store-bought red chilli powder containing added synthetic colour.
Green chillies have higher water content and zero calories. It's the perfect pick for those who are watching their weight but can't do without their daily dose of spice.
If indigested in excess, red chilli causes internal inflammation, which can lead to peptic ulcer or even stomach cancer.
It's beyond doubt that green chilli is, indeed, a better spice to spruce up the food but red chilli can also be consumed in restricted amounts to avail certain health benefits unique to it.