Crushed chili pepper, sometimes called crushed red pepper or pepper flakes, is Pusa Jwala, the most popularly grown chilli in India. Also called the Finger Hot Pepper, it has a really nice apple like taste and a great burn. The high quantity of seeds in the mixture adds to the spice and intensity. Add to tomato sauces, soups and stews for an extra kick.
Sprinkle on top of pizza or into a pickling brine for a fast way to get some heat.
Chili peppers may boost metabolism and increase circulation.