The spread of chili peppers to Asia occurred through its introduction by Portuguese traders, who – aware of its trade value and resemblance to the spiciness of black pepper – promoted its commerce in the Asian spice trade routes. It was introduced in India by the Portuguese towards the end of the 15th century. In 21st century Asian cuisine, chili peppers are commonly used across diverse regions.
Green chili production – 2016
(millions of tons)
Source: FAOSTAT of the United Nations
In 2016, 34.5 million tonnes of green chili pepp… Continue Reading (11 minute read)