Dried chili is a chili product made from dried red chili peppers. It is characterized by low water content and suitable for long-term storage, but dried chili peppers that are not sealed or have a high water content are prone to mildew. Dried chili is mainly eaten as a seasoning. Chili peppers are rich in vitamin C, beta-carotene, folate, magnesium and potassium; capsaicin in chili peppers also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, helping to reduce heart disease, certain tumors and other chronic diseases that occur with age risk of disease; in several human experimental studies, it has been found that meals with chili peppers can increase the body's energy expenditure and help lose weight; an article published in the British Journal of Nutrition last year also pointed out that regular consumption of chili peppers can effectively delay the development of atherosclerosis and the oxidation of lipoproteins in the blood.
In addition, people used to think that eating chili peppers regularly may irritate the stomach and even cause gastric ulcers. But the fact is just the opposite. Capsaicin not only does not cause an increase in gastric acid secretion, but inhibits the secretion of gastric acid, stimulates the secretion of alkaline mucus, and helps prevent and treat gastric ulcers.