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Red Hot Chili Peppers - a Hot Commodity
Red chili peppers on sale at Xizhou market.
© 2011 Sara Naumann, licensed to About.com.
When we approached the Xizhou market, a lively business was being had by the red chili merchant. Local women squatted around the chilies that were spread out on a tarp and tossed and chatted as they decided which ones would make the best purchase.