Chili peppers are the fruits of small shrubs of the Capsicum family - and in fact have nothing to do with pepper. The active ingredient in chili peppers is capsaicin. Chilis are used as a culinary spice that will pep up any meal and make you feel warm (or even hot).
Chilis are handpicked and dried instantly to ensure the best possible end product.
Crushed chili pepper (Capsicum frutescens) without seeds