Chili peppers have always been a staple in my meals. Fortunately for me, chilies are vegan! Yes, I know I’m stating the obvious, but when you start realizing just how many of the things you once loved you CANNOT eat, the things that you can are even more special.
Chili peppers originated in South & Central America but they are now found all over the word, and in many delicious dishes. Not only do they add an extra “something” to our foods but they are also full of nutritional value. According to the Nutrition Facts and Analysis website red chili peppers are, ” …a good source of Dietary Fiber, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Potassium and Manganese.” Green peppers are very similar in nutritional value.
Chili peppers, like other things that come from nature come in all shapes, colors, sizes and most importantly spicyness! They are a great way to give your meal a little kick or liven it up with bright colors. However you chose to enjoy your chili peppers make sure you always have your favorite trick at hand for when things get a bit too spicy. Enjoy!!
Here is a “recipe” for a very easy Salsa:
-1 chili (ie: jalapenos, habanero, chile de harbol)
-1 small onion
-1 or 1/2 lemon depending on size
Instructions: Chop up the chili pepper and onion and add into a small bow.l Squeeze the lemon over the chopped chili pepper and onion. Add a pinch of salt or to your liking. Mix everything together, and enjoy!
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