Chili peppers are hot peppers, widely sought after for their taste and spicy intensity (Wikipedia, nd).
While you can be allergic to just chili peppers, if you have a reaction to one type of pepper, you may react to others. Many meals, including those made in restaurants, contain whole peppers or a spice, such as ground chili pepper or chili flakes, which may also cause a reaction. Knowing the signs of an allergic reaction to peppers or other types of food may help you identify a problem early so that you can seek any necessary treatment (Livestrong, 2015).
Dried chilies are often ground into powders. Dried whole chilies may be reconstituted before grinding to a paste. They often are added to give bland dishes more of a kick (Wikipedia, nd).
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