Chilli has been used as food since ancient times and Calabria has made it the basis of its regional dishes and culture.
It is a very popular condiment despite being irritating and sometimes painful. Its the “spiciness” it depends on several factors that make it very variable such as the place of origin, climate and nutrients.
Hot peppers are rich in vitamin C and are believed to have many beneficial effects on human health when used in moderation. It has a strong antioxidant power and this has earned it the reputation of anticancer, it also has digestive powers as it stimulates the production of saliva and gastric juices.
Shockino uses a chili powder of Calabria .