Organic Kashmiri chilli powder is a spice powder made from 100% dried organic red chilli peppers, grown in the Kashmir region of India. These chillies are known for their natural vibrant red color and mild heat. Organic Kashmiri chilli powder is made by drying these chillies in the sun and then grinding them into a fine powder.
Kashmiri chilli powder is commonly used in dishes such as tandoori chicken, biryani, and meat curries. It is also used as a natural food coloring agent and to add flavor and heat to snacks like popcorn, chips, and roasted nuts.
Compared to other chilli powders, Our Organic Kashmiri chilli powder is relatively mild, with a heat level ranging from 1,000 to 2,000 Scoville units *. However, Our Organic Kashmiri Chilli powder is known for its natural bright red color, which makes it an excellent alternative to other chilli powders when you want to add cream red color to your dishes without increasing the heat.
Organic Kashmiri chilli powder is typically used in small quantities to add flavor and color to dishes, and as such, here are some nutritional facts for 1 tablespoon (8 grams) of Organic Kashmiri chilli powder:
Organic Kashmiri chilli powder contains various bioactive compounds such as capsaicin, which has been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Capsaicin can also help with weight loss by increasing metabolism and reducing appetite. However, the amount of capsaicin in a tablespoon of Kashmiri chilli powder is relatively small and unlikely to have a significant effect on weight loss or other health benefits.
The main difference between organic Kashmiri chilli powder and regular Kashmiri chilli powder is in the way the chilli peppers used to make the powder are grown and processed.
Organic Kashmiri chilli powder is made from chilli peppers that are grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. Instead, organic farmers rely on natural methods such as crop rotation, composting, and natural ways to maintain soil health and protect crops from pests and diseases.
In contrast, regular Kashmiri chilli powder is made from chilli peppers that may have been treated with synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers during the growing process. These chemicals can leave residues on the chilli peppers, which can potentially be harmful to human health if consumed in day to day quantities.
Additionally, organic Kashmiri chilli powder is often processed without the use of synthetic additives or preservatives, while regular Kashmiri chilli powder may contain added colors, preservatives, or anti-caking agents to improve shelf life or color appearance.
Overall, organic Kashmiri chilli powder is considered a healthier and more environmentally friendly option, as it is grown using natural and sustainable farming methods that prioritize soil health and biodiversity.
* Scoville units (abbreviated as “SHU”) are a measure of the spiciness or heat level of chilli peppers and chilli powder. The scale is named after Wilbur Scoville, an American pharmacist who developed a method to measure the heat of chilli peppers in the early 1900s.
The Scoville scale measures the concentration of capsaicin, the chemical compound responsible for the heat in chilli peppers. Capsaicin is detected by the taste buds in the mouth, which send signals to the brain that are interpreted as a burning or tingling sensation.
The Scoville scale ranges from 0 (no heat) to over 2 million Scoville units (extremely hot), with different types of chilli peppers and chilli powders falling at different points along the scale. For example, sweet bell peppers have a Scoville rating of 0, while jalapeño peppers have a rating of 2,500 to 8,000 SHU, and habanero peppers have a rating of 100,000 to 350,000 SHU.
Our Organic Kashmiri chilli powder, which is relatively mild, has a Scoville rating of 1,000 to 2,000 SHU. In comparison, cayenne pepper powder has a rating of 30,000 to 50,000 SHU, and ghost pepper powder (one of the hottest peppers in the world) has a rating of over 1 million SHU.
Health benefits of Organic Kashmiri red chilli powder.
Our sourcing policy is to source from those who respect the nature and environmental sustainability. Awareness on this fundamental ethics is the love to soil micro-organism, which help more yields naturally. We source only from certified organic farms,, we have a dedicated team at farming levels who constantly monitoring along international certificate authorities in all stages. We do random validation of each batches of crops prior to any packing or processing.