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Chili Paste - The Hottest Sauce

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Chili Paste is one of the hottest sauces for your meal historically introduced in the mid of 9th century in Korea. Then introduced in Europe, America and the rest of the world, due to its fiery taste it became popular. Now, in today’s world, this food item has become an essential ingredient of everyone's dishes.

How to use it 

It is taken as an important ingredient almost in all salty recipes. Chili paste is particularly used in Asian cooking. It is used in any cuisine, whenever we wish to add this fresh and spicy component to develop our food's taste. Chili paste contains extra constituents, for instance, fermented soybeans, salt, vinegar, lime fluid or garlic.

Chili Sauce dish

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Chemical Constituents of Chili Pepper

It includes a very special type of protein. There are some species of chili peppers that are strong enough to crush. Hence, they are usually crushed in a mortar and pestle or in the grinder machine. As far as its chemical components are concerned, capsaicin (8-methyl-N-vanillyl-6-nonenamide) is the active constituent of chili peppers. This capsaicin is an irritant agent for humans that creates a sensation of burning when it comes in content with any part of our body.

Numerous Versions of This Sauce

There are several versions of Chili Paste. It either can be the form of the base of a soup, curry, or fried food items.  It can  even be an additional but tasty component for chicken, beef, mutton, and fish. The baked, steamed and raw vegetables that best go together with it can just taste delicious. Most chili pastes are not used as base dip, though, are prepared with fresh herbs like; basils, parsley and other spices such as shallots and coriander root.

Chili Sauce in a bowl

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How Long Does Home-produced Chili Paste Last in Our Refrigerator?

Whatever the homemade stuff is prepared with, it’s required to be stored properly. A home-produced or cooked chili paste usually lasts for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. Now, there is another query: How long can a jar or bottle of prepared chili be left at room temperature? As we all kno, bacteria grow rapidly at either room temperature or between 32 °C and 60 °C; cooked chili should be rejected if left out for more than 2 hours at room temperature.