Crushed red pepper is a product formed by crushing and drying red pepper. You may know red pepper better for its spicy uses, but its benefits go beyond adding flavour to food. It has been used in traditional medicines in Japan, Korea, China and India to counter health problems associated with digestion, blood circulation and poor appetite. Red pepper is also rich in different types of minerals, vitamins and lipids, which are essential building blocks for your body.
Chilli pepper pods are the fiery hot offerings from the berry family. Fresh Chilies are usually dried to preserve them for long periods of time. The most common use of dried chilies is in the powder form. But they are also extensively used as a coarse crushed flakes or even whole in certain dishes.