Chili Powder

Chili Powder is a blend of spices that was developed in Texas in 1892.  It is mostly cayenne powder, some cumin, oregano, paprika, salt, garlic powder. It’s heat comes mostly from the cayenne powder.

Most of the health benefits come from the cayenne powder which causes the body the mucous membranes to excrete a watery substance from throat and nose. This is helpful in clearing and cleansing this area of the body.

Chili Powder can add a lot of flavor to a dish. It has the heat from the cayenne and flavors from all the other spices. It is the backbone to Mexican dishes such tamales to burritos.