What is the difference between capsicum and chili?

  • Sep 07, 2021
  • By Anatã India

Capsicums (Capsicum annuum) and chillies (Capsicum frutescens) originate from South and Central America. The same fruit is called bell pepper or sweet pepper in the USA and Britain. The term chilli refers to fruit which is usually cone-shaped and smaller and the pungency may be mild to intensely hot.