Chill with chillies
Ring the bell pepper, there’s myths to bust
If You think that You know all about hot peppers, You may not know enough. Let us begin our journey with a myth buster: chillies are not related to Chile, the country. “Chīlli” is a word from Native American language group Nahuatl and means “red”, but actually the fruit itself can be green, yellow and even nearly black.
The latin name of the plant is capsicum annuum where “annum” means annual. Despite that fact chili pepper is a frost tender plant and does not survive low temperatures. So we have an annual red plant named chili, that’s colorful and lives only one season and is not from Chile, not “chile” pepper at all. A good point to get to know hot chili better!