Thai Bird Chilly

Produce Name : Thai Bird Chile

Availability : All Round the Year

Thai Bird Chiles are tiny (1 to 1-1/2 inches / 3 to 4 cm), very slender, green or red; extremely hot. These chilies got this name because, when dried, their shape resembles a bird’s beak.

Nutritional Facts

Chile is rich in Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and Zinc, two nutrients which are vital for a strong and healthy immune system. It is also high in vitamins, A, C, rutin (a bioflavonoid), beta carotene, iron, calcium and potassium. Chile also contains magnesium, phosphorus, sulphur, B-complex vitamins, sodium and selenium. Chile’s red color is due in part to its very high content of vitamin A, which is vital for normal vision, cellular activity, growth and strong immune defenses.

Medicinal / Therapeutic Use

Chilies, in general, have the following medicinal uses :

  • Facilitates the healing of ulcers
  • High flavonoid content makes it a good antioxidant