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).
Chili peppers belong to the nightshades family and are related to bell peppers. However, the amount of capsaicin in chilis is up to 30 times higher than in sweet peppers.
Crushed organic chili peppers (Capsicum frutescens) with seeds.
May contain traces of peanuts, almonds, celery and mustard.