Chillies are part of the nightshade family of plants and the red chilli has been allowed to ripen further. Chilli is one of the most popular spices, transforming previously bland cuisines.
India is the largest producer, consumer and exporter of chillies in the world. McCormick chilli flakes contain the chopped and dried flesh and seeds of whole chillies, and can be used in place of fresh chillies. Adding chilli flakes to a dish at the beginning, creates an overall deliciously spicy meal. However if you sprinkle chilli flakes over when serving, you have pleasant pops of heat with each bite.