Red Chilli, a major crop of Pakistan, is not only an important ingredient in food but is also used for essence production. It is used in foods for pungency and red colour. Chillies are one of the largest traded spices in the International market. Pakistan is in the list of biggest producer of chillies and it is an important cash crop of the Sindh province, particularly in Kunri located in Umer Kot District.
The spice has innumerable uses for commercial, nutritional as well as medicinal. It is used for preparation of oleoresin that has great export potential and demand in the world market. Chillies are excellent source of Vitamin, A, B, C and E with minerals like molybdenum, manganese, RED CHILLIES foliate, potassium, thiamin, and copper. In addition, medically used as pain killer, Antibiotic as well as included in Ayurvedic medicines. The medicinal properties in chillies help to combat various disease like cancer, heart attack and Lung diseases.