Byadgi chilli is a famous variety of chilli mainly grown in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is named after the town of Byadgi which is located in the Haveri district of Karnataka. The business involving Byadagi chillis has the second largest turnover among all chilli varieties of India.
- An oil oleoresin extracted from these chillies is used in the preparation of nail polish and lipsticks.
- Byadagi chilli is also known for its deep red colour and is less spicy and is used in many food preparations of South India.
- The Byadagi chilli has negligible capsaicin content making it less pungent than other chilli varieties