Is Chilli not native to India?

What continent is paprika native to?

The pepper is native of South America, specifically the area of Bolivia and Peru. It was brought to Europe by Columbus in 1493, and from there it spread throughout the Old World (Europe, Asia and Africa). In the 16th century, Paprika was already being grown all over the world.

Why is Chile called Chile?

The origin of the name “Chile” may come from the indigenous Aimara word “chili”, meaning “where the land ends.” It could also be based on the Mapuche imitation of a bird call which sounds like “cheele cheele.”

Why do Texans hate beans in chili?

Texas Chili: No Beans Allowed

“Beans don’t come into play at the cook off because if our judges are trying to determine a taste, beans are a dominant flavor and we wouldn’t get the pure chili taste.”

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