Nige’s Herbs: Chillies

Story: Nige’s Herbs
Episode: 13
Presenter: Nigel Ruck
Air Date: 14th November 2020


Nigel shares a few of his favourite herbs, perfect for adding an explosion of flavour to a dish.

  • There are around 4,000 varieties of chilli plants in all shapes and sizes with varying degrees of spice and heat.
  • Chillies are good for the blood and full of vitamin C and antioxidants.
  • They’re an important ingredient in some of the world’s finest cuisines.
  • Plant chillies in a sunny position with fertile soil that has reliable drainage and moisture.
  • Chillies can be grown indoors, as long as they’re kept in a bright spot.
  • Jay’s Red is an extremely hot chilli, with a rating of 10++.
  • Mojito Mint is a spearmint that is native to Cuba and has a wonderful taste and aroma.
  • It is the only mint to use when making an authentic mojito cocktail.
  • Mojito Mint grows well in pots and likes light shade with reliable water.

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