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Chilli fruit structure

Understanding the structure of a chilli helps in deciding how to prepare chillies for various culinary uses.

The image below is of a typical Jalapeño chilli split lengthways to demonstrate the internal structure of the fruit. Technically the fruit is a berry, and all chillies follow the same basic design.

chilli structure

From the culinary point of view, a chilli has four distinct elements:

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