It is known as bird’s eye chili because birds love to pick the ripe chili, Black drongo is one of the main contender for eating bird’s eye chili in Kerala. Chilies are very small in size (not more than 2-3 cm)yet pungent and hot. Bird’s Eye Chili is one among the ten hottest chili peppers in the world. It is very labor intensive to harvest and production is very low as compared to other chilli.
Health benefits of Bird Eye Chilli:
It is high in Capsaicin.
It is very effective in controlling cholesterol levels.
People used this chili to treat bruises and swelling.
Bird’s eye chili was also traditionally used to ease arthritis pain.
Chilies can also be used as an insect repellent when crushed with water.
Green or ripe chilies can be used for cooking or can be eaten raw with other dishes.
It has a very distinct smell and imparts great flavor to the food.