Botanical Name Capsicum annum L., Capsicum frutescens L
Family Name Solanaceae
Part Used Green as well as ripe and dried pod (fruit)
Description Chilli is the dried ripe fruit of the genus Capsicum. Capsicum annuum is an annual sub –shrub, the flowers of which are borne singly and fruits usually pendent, which provide red peppers, cayenne, paprika and chillies and sweet pepper (bell pepper) a mild form with large inflated fruits.
Capsicum frutescence is a perennial chilly with small sized pods which are highly pungent. It is commonly known as ‘bird chilly’ and ‘Tabasco’
Origin & Cultivation Chilly is reported to be a native of South America and is widely distributed in all tropical and sub tropical countries including India. It was first introduced in India by Portuguese towards the end of 15th Century. Now it is grown all over the world except in colder parts.
Main Indian Varieties
Name Capsaicine
S-17 Teja 60,00-70,000
Indo 5 40,000- 60,000
Wonder Hot 8,000-12,000
S-4 Sannam 18,000-25,000
Chilli Products
Product Loading in 20 ft Loading in 40 ft
Stemless Chilli Whole 6 MT 13 MT
Chilli Whole with Stem 5MT 13MT
Chilli Flakes 15MT 24MT
Chilli Powder 16 MT 25 MT
Chilli Seeds 12.5MT -
Cayenne Pepper Powder 16 MT 25 MT
Quality Artificial Colourant FREE
Aflatoxin Level as Per the standards of Importing Country
Packing 25/50 Kgs PP/JUTE/Paper Bags
Pre Shipment Clearance Pre shipment clearance certifcate for SUDAN Colourant FREE & Aflatoxin Level at Port of Loading by SPICES BOARD OF INDIA.
HS Code Chilli Powder : 09042219
Chilli Whole : 09042110
Chilli Seeds : 09042212
Uses Dry chilly is extensively used as spice in curried dishes. It is also used as an ingredient in curry powder and in seasonings. Some varieties are also used in making hot sauces as Pepper sauce and Tabsco sauce. High colour and less pungent varieties are widely used for colour extraction. This colour is highly popular among food and beverage processors for its use as a colourant, since this being a ‘natural plant colour’. As a medicine it is used as a counter irritant in Lumbago, Neuralgia, and Rheumatic disorders. Capsicum has a tonic and carminative action. Oleoresin capsicum is used in pain balms and vaporubs.
Foreign Name
  • Spanish : Pimenton
  • French : Puvre de Guinee
  • German : Paprika
  • Arabic : Filfil Ahmar
  • Dutch : Spaanse Peper
  • Italian : Peperone
  • Portuguese : Pimento
  • Russian : Struchkovy pyeret
  • Japanese : Togarashi
  • Chinese : Hesiung Yali chiao
  • British : Chillies(Hot) Pepper(Sweet)