Workers dry red peppers under sun to make signature Turkish spice
Drone photos captured palettes of fiery redness in Gaziantep, Turkey on Thursday, as workers spread baskets of red peppers on the ground to dry under hot temperatures. /VCG Photo
After the sun-drying process, the red peppers go through a machine that turns it into isot chili flakes, giving it a color ranging from deep purple to a dark, purplish black. /VCG Photo
Isot pepper is less spicy than many other chili peppers, but known for its tangy flavor and lasting heat. It is an important condiment in Turkish cuisine. /VCG Photo
Besides chili peppers, local workers also mash tomatoes to create sun-dried tomato paste. /VCG Photo