Habanero Chili

This chili is exported to countries such as the United States, Japan, South Korea, Italy and Germany, to name the main ones. In addition, we know that one of the characteristics for which it is highly appreciated in the world is its long shelf life, which is between 10 and 20 days: it remains firm even after being cut from the plant.

Habanero chili is considered the hottest in the world, a single serving of habaneros has 128 milligrams of potassium, is high in vitamin C, has a high content of capsaicin, a natural anti-inflammatory that can help treat arthritis and headaches, helps regulate insulin levels, so it can help prevent diabetes.

The Mayans used it in plasters (a mixture of seeds, leaves, chili and roots) to fight skin infections, stomach pains and prevent wound infections. For this reason, it is not uncommon to know that nowadays its use is not exclusively referred to the kitchen. Even in some regions it is used in medicinal preparations according to its properties:

• In ointments for the treatment of diseases associated with joint inflammation
• It has antimicrobial properties so it is used in the treatment of sinusitis
• Contributes to metabolic activity so it is also consumed as an agent for weight loss
• It is a rich source of vitamin C, therefore, consuming it strengthens the immune system
• It has been proven that its consumption helps to release endorphins and thus reduce headaches

Although the habanero pepper is also produced in other states (Baja California Sur, San Luis Potosí, Sonora and Tabasco), only those produced in Yucatán have the denomination of origin, since they are grown in a type of soil and a climate that gives it unique peculiarities. It is the hottest variety of chili pepper developed naturally, and it is closely linked to Yucatecan gastronomy.

Mexico stands out in the generation of varieties of chili in the world, around 90% of chili consumed worldwide is of Mexican origin.

Have you already tried it? I challenge you to taste the hottest chili pepper here in Mexico on your next visit.

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