Chili powder is a widely used spice in various soups, stews, and — of course — chilis. It can also be used as a component of marinades or dry rubs for meats as well as incorporated into burgers. Chili powder is actually a fairly healthy seasoning, with significant amounts of several beneficial nutrients.
Chili powder livens up the flavor and color of whatever foods to which it is added. Its culinary benefits make it one of the most popular and widely-used spices in the U.S. Use it in large amounts for barbecue sauces, chili and Mexican moles, where chili powder and chocolate form an unusual pairing. You can also use it more sparingly, sprinkled on roasted vegetables, such as white or sweet potatoes, cauliflower or corn on the cob.
Contains vitamin A, which helps the maintenance of your eyesight as you age as well as to contribute to maintaining the health of your bones, teeth, skin, internal membranes and reproductive systems. Contains vitamin C, helps strengthen your immune system and heal injuries. Chili powder is also rich in several important minerals. It contains no cholesterol.