Contrary to some people's belief, it's not the hottest chilli in the world but it is Hot. On the Scoville scale, it has a heat rating between 100,000 and 350,000. This is between 12 and 140 times hotter than a Jalapeño. But don't be deterred by their fiery nature though, they add a world of flavour to your cooking and you don't need to use a lot.
Garlic is not only packed full of flavour, but it has a vast amount of health benefits.
Eating garlic may help detoxify heavy metals from your body.
Garlic contains allicin, which has great anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. These properties are just crucial for getting rid of toxins in the body.⠀
It's highly nutritious with very few calories. Garlic contains vitamin C, B6, Fiber, and a whole host of other nutrients.
Garlic can boost immune system function.
Onions are so versatile and it’s an essential ingredient for any dish, they bring such a depth of flavour to any dish it is, but onions are not just flavoursome, they are packed full of health benefits as well.
Onions contains natural sugars, vitamins A, B6, C & E
Onions also contain minerals like sodium, potassium, iron & dietary fibre.
Spring onion adds a depth of flavour to our pastes and gives it its unique delicious taste. Did you know that it's also an excellent source of vitamin C and calcium? *
Green bullet chilli is native to central & south America. They are fragrant and fruity flavour with medium heat. They are also filled with health benefits for your body:
They are high in vitamin C & A which helps to boost the immune system.
They are loaded with beta-carotene which supports eye health.
Green Bullet Chilli is a great source of iron.⠀
There’s more to lemons than meet the eye, this fruit adds a great tangy flavour to your dish but they are also packed with essential health benefits:
Lemons are a good source of vitamins C, help to battle infection, promote immunity & heal wounds.
Lemons also contain calcium which is important for muscle function & vascular contractions
They also contain potassium, which helps your nerves work properly and muscles.
One of the natural ingredients we use in our African chilli pastes is rapeseed oil. Did you know that the rapeseed plant is of the same family as cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower? Not only does it make for a lovely landscape with its beautiful vibrant yellow flowers.
It produces oil that has amazing health benefits including supporting the brain, eyes, skin and strengthening the immune system.
One of the natural ingredients we use in our African chilli pastes is organic tomatoes puree. This fruit has a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate & vitamin K
Ginger adds spicy, warm and aromatic flavours to a wide range of dishes which makes it an excellent ingredient for all sorts of recipes. Ginger is among the healthiest and most delicious spices on the planet and is packed with so many health benefits. Here are a few:
Boosts immunity – Ginger can help to lower the risk of infections, as it can prevent the growth of many types of bacteria.
Reduces pain – Ginger contains salicylates which our bodies transform into salicylic acid. Salicylic acid prevents the nerves from making prostaglandins, which reduces pain.
Reduces inflammation - Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This may help reduce oxidative stress in the body, which leads to inflammation.
Turmeric is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant It has a warm, bitter taste and is frequently used to flavour or colour curry powders, mustards, butter, and cheeses. But the root of turmeric is also used widely used for its health benefits, here are a few:
Curcumin is one of the best anti-inflammatory compounds in the world. It also reduces inflammation naturally so there are no nasty side effects.
Turmeric supports liver detoxification as it contains curcumin which removes toxins from the body. ⠀
Turmeric is commonly used topically to cleanse, heal, and treat skin concerns. It can also help to brighten the skin.
Salt is one of the most commonly used items in any kitchen, but did you know the health benefits that come from having salt in your diet? No, then let’s tell you about a few of them then:
Salt helps your thyroid to function properly.
Salt helps with keeping your body hydrated.
Salt also helps with preventing high blood pressure.
Carrots are a tasty, crunchy and highly nutritious vegetable, that has a bunch of health benefits along with their amazing taste, here are a few:
Carrots can help boost your immune system.
Carrots are good for your eyes.
Carrots can also help lower the risk of getting heart disease.
Bay leaves are a fragrant leaf that is used in a variety of different dishes across the world, and are also packed with good health benefits as well here are a few:
Bay leaves help with lowering blood sugars.
They are a natural anti-inflammatory.
Bay leaves help with promoting healthy hair.
Parsley is a herb that is a popular garnish across Europe and the middle east. They add a fresh and grassy taste to your dish, they also have very good health benefits as well here are a few:
They are rich in Vitamin C, flavonoids & caroteniods.
Help with type 2 diabetes.
Parsley also helps support your bones health.
They are also rich in nutrients that help protect your eyes.