Thailand grows more than ten chili varieties they call "Prik".
Bird Red Chili is widely grown in Thailand.
Thin and pointed, Bird Red Chili vary from one-half to three inches long.
Many tiny seeds inhabit its tough-textured thin flesh.
Typical of Thai cooking, this hot chili releases a very strong lingering
Curries, soups and salads respond well to the intense heat of this very
Add gently and sparingly to heat up stir-fries and all Asian dishes.
Mix with sugar and salt; use as a condiment for fresh fruit.
Always wear rubber gloves or wash hands with soapy water when handling
chili to avoid possible skin and eye irritation.
To calm and soothe a chili burn in the mouth and throat, drink milk
rather than water.
Ice cream, sour cream and yogurt also ease the burn.
Providing an excellent source of vitamin C, the B vitamins, significant amounts of iron, niacin, thiamine, magnesium and riboflavin, chili
ontain more vitamin A than any other food plant.
Nutritionally beneficial, they are cholesterol-free, saturated fat-free,
low in calories, low in sodium and high in dietary fiber.