Guntur chilli

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Guntur chillies drying in the sun

Guntur chilies is a group of cultivars originating in Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India. They are exported to Asia, Canada, and Europe. The Guntur district is the main producer and exporter of most varieties of Chilies and chili powder in India to countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Middle East, South Korea, U.K. and USA & Latin America. Chilies have various colors and flavors because of the level of Capsaicin in them. Guntur chilies form an important part of curries and various popular dishes of the state of Andhra Pradesh in India.


Guntur chilli cultivators[edit]

Guntur Chilies form an important part of Andhra cuisine
  • Wonder Hot chili is the hottest Guntur chili.
  • 334 chili is a premium export-quality chili.[1]
  • Teja chili[2] is a fine variety of Guntur chili.[3]
  • Guntur Sannam - S4 Type is the most famous type among the chilis and has a huge demand throughout the world. It widely grows in Guntur, Warangal, and Khammam districts of Andhra Pradesh. The skin of crushed chili is thick, red and hot. It has its peak harvesting season from December to May. The annual Production of this type is approximately 280,000 tons. It has an ASTA Color value of 32.11 and Capsaicin Value of 0.226%.
  • 273 chili is a common wrinkled chili.

Other Guntur Chilis are Phatki, Indo-5, Ankur, Roshni, Bedki and Madhubala. Phatki and Teja could be too spicy for some people’s taste while a few others are used just to add color to the dish.

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