Boukovo / Chilli Flakes
The usage of boukovo is one of the ways that Greeks make their food spicier and hotter. Especially, in northern Greece has a distinct/outstanding role, taking place in many traditional dishes, like gyros and tripe soup (patsas).
Boukovo is a great source of fiber, folic acid, vitamin A, C, B6, K and manganese. The chemical compound that gives the hot taste is capsaicin.
It is combined with pickled cabbage and it can be used in soups and in cooked meat. Moreover, boukovo is great when it is used in a dish with bean soup. Finally, hot sauces usually contain large amounts of boukovo.
February 2, 2015
Health Benefits of Boukovo / Chili Flakes
Learn AboutBoukovo / Chili FlakesBenefits Health Benefits • It is similar to red colored food items having high concentration of carotene and Vitamin A. Along with Vitamin A, it is a rich source of Vitamin C, folic acid, potassium and manganese. Vitamin A is known to aid tissues of eyes and improves vision. • Boukovo [...]
February 12, 2015
Side Effects of Boukovo / Chili Flakes
Learn AboutChili FlakesSide Effects Capsicum - Medicinal lotions and creams that contain capsicum extract are likely safe for most adults when applied to the skin. The active chemical in capsicum, capsaicin, is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an over-the-counter product. That is, it can be sold without a prescription. Side effects [...]