Hunan trivia: Hunan people did not eat chilies long ago

Hunan people love to eat spicy, regardless of men, women and children, generally spicy. Whether it’s three meals…

Hunan people love to eat spicy, regardless of men, women and children, generally spicy. Whether it’s three meals a week, a banquet at a restaurant, or a three-person, four-person drink, there are always two or two kinds of chili dishes.


However, many years ago, Hunan people did not eat peppers.

Hunan trivia: Hunan people did not eat chilies long ago
Hunan trivia: Hunan people did not eat chilies long ago

It is said that pepper is native to tropical regions of South America and was introduced to China in the late Ming Dynasty. The geographical environment of Hunan was called “the land of humiliation” in ancient times, and it was rainy and humid. Pepper has the effect of keeping cold and rheumatism; in addition, Hunan people eat rice as a staple food all year round, and can eat pepper directly, which can directly stimulate saliva secretion and appetite. When people eat more, they form a custom of spicy.

After entering Hunan, peppers have gradually become an important ingredient on the table of Hunan people.

In the matter of eating spicy, Hunan people are really bully. According to statistics, Hunan people eat more than 10 kilograms of pepper per year.

Hunan has the only scientific journal “Chili Magazine” that specializes in pepper research. At present, Hunan pepper cultivation, processing, product brands more than 1,000 kinds, established a sales network throughout the country. Hunan pepper products not only occupy half of the country, but also travel across the ocean to Europe and the United States.

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