Powder Art.-Nr. 4001-8 CHAOTIAN60 ASTA/80 ASTA/ 100 ASTA/120 ASTA · 8.000 shu · 15.000 shu · 25.000 shu · 35.000 shu The most famous quote about chilli peppers in China came from the country’s most notorious chilli lover, Chairman Mao: “No chillis, no revolution (不吃辣椒不革命),” he said. China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of chilli, growing between 50 million and 60 million tons of peppers– about 46 percent of the world production. Many Chinese find it hard to believe that chilli peppers are not indigenous to China. But actually the hot spice originated in South America. People have eaten chilli for almost 10,000 years, but it was not until the 15th century, when Columbus brought the Chilli seed to the Old World, that the plant started its fantastic world tour. Chilli was introduced to China either through the Silk Road, or on water through the Strait of Malacca into southern China. Before chillis were brought into China, people had a limited choice of vegetables in...

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