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Soup Name:  Basic Chinese Chicken Soup Stock (Soup Base)

Traditional Chinese Name: 清雞湯 (qīng jī tāng)

Introduction: This is the base Chinese Chicken Soup stock that …

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Chili Peppers

Submitted by on April 26, 2010 – 12:29 pmNo Comment | 3,765 views

Ingredient Name: Chili peppers, chilli, or chili

Traditional Chinese Name:辣椒 (Làjiāo)

What is this?

  • A small, long red vegetable with a green stem
  • It is the fruit of plant from the genus Capsicum
  • Used in a variety of cuisines (Mexican, Asian, African, Indian)
  • There are a large variety of chili pepper cultivated, each with a different “spicy” factor

How do I prepare it?

  • Be sure to purchase peppers that are firm to the touch and the skin is smooth (wrinkled peppers are less intense in flavors)
  • Rinse in warm water and use
  • For more intense flavor and hotness, cut up or chop the chili peppers

Where can I buy this?

  • Available in most supermarkets

What is the cost?

  • It is very affordable, coming in at a few dollars for a package of a few

Any benefits?

  • Yellow or red peppers contain a large amount of Vitamin C
  • All peppers are a good source of Vitamin B, Potassium, Magnesium and Iron

Any precautions?

  • Take caution when handling chili peppers as the peppers contain oils that can irritate the skin or eyes
  • It is said that a high consumption of chili can cause stomach problems (stomach reflux or cancer)
  • Should not be eaten whole (risk to bowel obstruction or perforation)

Additional Information:

  • Store in an air-tight container or bag for up to two weeks in the fridge
  • Avoid freezing peppers


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