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To: Red Badger
I'm guessing this refers only to Capsicum annuum, (bell, jalapeno, chilli and related peppers) and not to Piper nigrum (black and white pepper) and relatives or Pimenta (pimento, allspice, etc.) species. If so, I find it questionable that Capiscim annuum is so widespread.
6 posted on 04/18/2014 9:59:56 AM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus

On further research, I stand corrected. The chinese plant the hell out of these; I had supposed that Chinese use of chili peppers was a “Chinese-American” thing, like General Tso chicken.


7 posted on 04/18/2014 10:05:29 AM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus

“I’m guessing this refers only to Capsicum annuum, (bell, jalapeno, chilli and related peppers)”

Since the title says “chili” I would guess that also ...


19 posted on 04/18/2014 10:46:26 AM PDT by TexasGator
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What is the origin of hot chili peppers?

"Chili peppers have been a part of the human diet in the Americas since at least 7500 BC. There is archaeological evidence at sites located in southwestern Ecuador that chili peppers were domesticated more than 6000 years ago,[1][2] and is one of the first cultivated crops in the Americas that is self-pollinating. "

34 posted on 04/18/2014 11:34:53 AM PDT by blam
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