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bird eye chilli

ProductBird eye Chilli/Dhani Chili
HS Code09042219
With Stem, Stemless 
Packing10/20/25 Kgs Jute/HDPE/PP Bag or Customized
Loading07 MTS (20 FT), 14 MTS (40FT)
AromaHigh Spicy  
80000 – 120000 SHU (0.50-0.75 %)
40 – 60 ASTA (Light Red) 
Size4 – 7 cm Long
Shelf life1 Year in 5°C - 12°C Storage at Dry Place


        India is among the top producer and consumer of most of the spices around the world. The chilies are the essential ingredients for spices and fondly called the “Queen of spices” by the foodies. Chili peppers are famous for their capability to immediately enhance the taste of any food with their hot and spicy savor. There are varieties of chilies named after the place of origin or pungency level, i.e., high, medium, and low. Among the high pungent or spiciness category, Teja S17, Sannam, and Bird’s Eye are the preferred ones, and Byadgi and Kashmiri chilies fall under mild or low pungency with high ASTA value. The Bird’s eye chili lies amongst the widest spicy variety and is grown in the Kerala, Eastern states of India. Its main characteristics are that it is smaller in size and have a medium red or yellow color. It is highly demanded in both full length and powdered forms in domestic and international markets for its specific applications.

        The physical attributes of the highly spicy Bird’s eye chili are that these are shorter in length (4 to 7 cm without stem) with bright red color. Its pungency value ranges from 80,000 SHU to 120,000 SHU, and the color value lies between 40-60 ASTA. Its mouth-watering hot spiciness, mild red color makes it highly admired by the spice lovers. The Bird’s eye chili is also famous as Kanthari,  Dhani chili, or longi mirch. These chilies have a meager production amount, and due to its high benefits, the Bird’s eye chili or Kanthari chilies are quite expensive than the other regular chilies. Mostly, three variants of dried Bird’s eye red chilies, i.e., with the stem, without stem, and powdered forms, can be provided on demand. These chilies are suitable for preparing hot meals and decorating purposes in different culinary uses in multiple cuisines.

        The Sky Agri Export can supply the best quality of Bird’s eye red chilies in dried forms. As a leading exporter, product quality is our highest priority, and customer satisfaction is the topmost goal. In this regard, the freshly grown Bird’s eye or Kanthari peppers are procured from our reliable farmers. The company is highly flexible to offer the various quality ranges, i.e., Premium, Best, Medium-Best, Medium quality, for customized type orders from the clients. The Dhani red peppers or Bird’s eye chilies are in high demand in European Nations, Canada, America, Russia, and the Middle East. It can be provided in bulk quantity, over a specific time duration via the hassle-free export procedure. 

Health/Medical benefits of Bird’s eye chilies in day to day consumption

The Bird’s eye peppers contain antioxidants, which control the body cholesterol levels, improve food digestion, and burn more calories.

It serves a dual purpose, i.e., acts as detoxifiers for the respiratory system, and anti-irritant for the stomach by removing waste and impurities.

The Bird’s eye or Dhani chilies help to improve the central nervous system, stimulate the blood circulation, and avoid heart diseases.

It has antibacterial and antifungal properties of dried Dhani peppers, relives from nasal congestion/allergies, prevents viral flu by heightening the immunity, and fight sinusitis.

It contains Capsaicinoids as the active component that is highly thermogenic with increased metabolism, and have anti-obesity properties.

The capsaicin present in Kanthari peppers can treat multiple sensory nerve disorders, like arthritis pain, psoriasis, and diabetic neuropathy.

The dried red Bird’s eye chili is high in carotenoid pigments and vitamin C that helps in regulating insulin, maintaining a decent blood sugar level, and prevents diabetes.

Culinary uses of Bird’s eye chilies

The Bird’s eye chili variants can be universally used in vegetarian and non-vegetarian curries/gravies or fried vegetables.

The Bird’s eye peppers are applied in many spicy specialty fast foods and starters, viz., pizzas, burgers, chips, French fries, roasted/baked snacks, vegetable cutlets, etc.

The dried Kanthari peppers variants are used in high pungent soups, sauces, and spicing up the steamed momos and noodles.

Due to natural inherent hot spicy traits, the red Dhani chilies are used to prepare grilled/tandoor meats, hamburgers, and chili chicken.

The Bird’s eye chilies can be used as a condiment for spicing up and heightening the taste of the cooked meals in multiple cuisines, viz., Indian, Italian, Chinese, Mexican.

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