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How to Stay Warm During the Cold Rainy Days? "Chili" Out!

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Ida Damo | Jul 21, 2016

How to Stay Warm During the Cold Rainy Days?

Chili is the spicy fruit of Capsicum frutescens that has more than 20 species in the world. Its main component is the chemical capsaicin which gives chilies the hotness.

Chili is used in dishes to zing it up or one of a dishes' main ingredient specially for Bikolano cooking.  One example is Boracay’s Chili Garlic Crab

When Typhoon Pablo hit Cateel in Davao Oriental in 2012, farmers turned to planting and processing Dumang or chili pepper which helped them rise up from the disaster. It was the warmth the people needed to resist the coldness of despair, and helped them rebuild their lives and get back what was unjustly taken from them by disaster. Now, they want to share that same warmth with people going through the same hardships, or at least, give life to their otherwise boring and bland meals.

READ: How Did This Chili Powder Resurrect A Typhoon-Wasted Community?  

Ready-to-use pickled chilies are now used in dishes to add spice.  Wild Berry of Marilog, Davao City has these bottled pickled chilies for sale. Keep hot and warm during the rainy days with chili!


How to Get There:

Major airlines fly daily to Davao City from Manila and Cebu.  Travel time from Manila is an hour and 50 minutes while Cebu takes only 50 minutes.

Wild Berry in Marilog District is an hour’s road travel from the center of the city.


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