Six reasons to sprinkle some more
May help reduce high blood pressure
May relieve heartburn caused by acid reflux
May be beneficial in promoting weight loss
May have strong anti-cancer properties
May help reduce inflammation in the body
May have powerful antioxidant properties
Moderation is key
Repeated intake at higher doses may cause an uncomfortable burning sensation and stomach pain.
Chili powder is most famously used in chili con carne and Southwestern-style dishes such as nachos and enchiladas. It can also be used as a dry rub for chicken wings or pork ribs.
Chili powder was invented in the U.S. in the late 19th century. It is a blend of dried chilies that is usually combined with other herbs and spices, such as oregano and cumin seeds.