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Tuesday, December 05 2023

Byadagi chillies: North Karnataka’s popular chillies

Byadagi chillies
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India is the world’s largest producer of chiles and offers a wide variety of them. We use a lot of chiles in most cuisines. Badagi Chilli is one of the famous chillies from the Haveri district of Karnataka Chilli is long and wrinkled and dark red chilli which is not very hot but gives intense colour and aroma. It is everyone’s favourite chilli widely used everywhere.

Trade in Byadagi chilli is the second largest among all chillis varieties in India. These chillies are used to make oil, oleoresin nail polish and lipstick Byadagi chilli has been given a Geographical Indication (GI) tag.

There are two types of Byadagi chillies: stick and can. Small plump Byadagi cans are more popular for their colour, aroma and taste. It has more seeds. It is less spicy compared to the stick variety. This variety is suitable for masala-making and oleoresin extraction. Many food companies prefer this variety for their products In cosmetic products, it is mainly used in nail polish and lipstick.

Chili is an excellent source of vitamins A, B and C along with minerals such as manganese, potassium and copper.

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