National Chili Day!

When it’s chilly outside, there’s nothing quite like warming up with a big bowl of chili. Thursday, February 25 is National Chili Day, so prepare accordingly.

Want some trivia to go with your chili? A green chili pod has as much vitamin C as six oranges. Hot chili peppers burn calories by triggering a thermodynamic burn in the body, which speeds up the metabolism. And chili pepper color is a function of ripeness — green peppers are usually not fully ripe and the same pepper could be green, yellow, orange, or red depending on its level of ripeness.