Linying Pepper Planting Area--Henan
- Description: Linying, located in Henan province, has a long history of growing pepper, from the Ming dynasty, Linying pepper has been widely traded in China. Linying pepper has many varieties, mainly including New
Linying, located in Henan province, has a long history of growing pepper, from the Ming dynasty, Linying pepper has been widely traded in China. Linying pepper has many varieties, mainly including New Generation, Sanying pepper, Bullet Head, Pickle pepper, and so on, among which the "New Generation" is particularly unique, and well-known at home and abroad. With the characters of glossy color, neat uniform, thick spicy aroma, thin skin and thick flesh, rich in a variety of trace elements and minerals for the human body needs, so, as a high quality seasoning, Linying peppers are deeply loved by the people. As the additives and chemical raw materials, the capsaicin and red pigment extracted from pepper, are widely used in food, medicine, cosmetics, military and other industries.
Linying is the main growing area of New Generation pepper, in 1960's, "Henan Linying New Generation " was awarded the "Export Inspection-free Product" title, and was exported to Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, United States , Germany and other countries. In 1983, Henan Linying won the title of "National Certificate of export production base" issued by national Ministry of Foreign Trade; In 1999, Henan Linying was named "hometown of Chinese chilli" by the Chinese Society of Agricultural Economics Commission. At present, Linying "New Generation" pepper has a growing area of more than 200,000 mu, with an annual output of more than 30,000 tons. In Linying, there have more than 20 pepper deep-processing enterprises and more than 20 kinds of processed products, furthermore, Linying has set up the largest Pepper professional trading market of southwest China, now, Linying has formed a large pattern of "agriculture, industry and trade," and "produce, process, sale" , which will be very helpful for the development of pepper industry.