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Health Benefits - Vitamins and Minerals in Capsicum



Red, green, orange, and yellow capsicum, once a native of Tropical America, is now cultivated worldwide. The mildly flavored capsicum is used extensively as a spice, medicine and as vegetable. Capsicum known as chili, jalapeno, pepper is also famous for its health and nutritional values. Rich with vitamins A, C, capsaicin, beta carotene, capsicum has been used traditionally for treating diverse ailments right from impotency to liver disease.

Health Benefits of Capsicum
  • Eating capsicum works well for keeping your skin obvious, prevents breakouts and acne. It consists of vit a, which will work for eyes helping prevent eye illnesses.
  • Lowers your blood pressure.
  • Increases your metabolic rate, i.e. helps to burn calories.
  • Capsicum extract is among the best hair regrowth improving product. It prevents hair fall helping you maintain thicker and larger hair. But it is burning in character, so be cautious while using the it.
  • Work as a painkiller.
  • May protect against some forms of cancer.
Amount
  • One small raw pepper(capsicum) contains 1.3 grams fiber.
Protein  -  0.64 grams

Calories  15

Minerals Contained
  • Potassium - 130 mg
  • Phosphorus - 15 mg
  • Magnesium - 7 mg
  • Calcium - 7 mg
  • Iron - 0.25 mg
  • Sodium - 2 mg
  • Zinc - 0.1 mg
  • Copper - 0.049 mg
  • Manganese - 0.09 mg
  • Also contains small amounts of other minerals.
Vitamins Contained
  • Vitamin C - 59.5 mg
  • Niacin - 0.355 mg
  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine) - 0.042 mg
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) - 0.021 mg
  • Vitamin B6 - 0.166 mg
  • Folate - 7 mcg
  • Pantothenic Acid - 0.073 mg
  • Vitamin A - 274 IU
  • Vitamin K - 5.5 mcg
  • Vitamin E - 0.27 mg
  • Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.

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