Pepper, Red

Pepper, Red



Organic Pepper, Red - Spain.

  • Peppers contain small levels of health benefiting alkaloid compound, capsaicin. Studies  suggest that capsaicin has anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, analgesic and anti-diabetic properties. It is also found to reduce triglycerides and LDL cholesterol levels in obese individuals.

  •  Peppers, red or green, are rich source of vitamin-C, concentrated in red peppers at the highest levels. 100 g red pepper provides  213% of RDA of vitamin C. Vitamin-C is a potent water soluble antioxidant. In the human body, it is required for collagen synthesis. Collagen is the main structural protein in the body required to maintain integrity of blood vessels, skin, organs, and bones. Regular consumption of foods rich in this vitamin helps the human body protect from scurvy; develop resistance against infectious agents (boosts immunity) & scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body.

  • It also has good levels of vitamin-A.  In addition, it contains anti-oxidant flavonoids such as carotenes, lutein, zea-xanthin, and cryptoxanthin. Together, these antioxidant substances in sweet peppers help to protect the body from injurious effects of free radicals generated during stress and disease conditions.

  • Bell pepper has adequate levels of essential minerals. Such as iron, copper, zinc, potassium, manganese, magnesium, and selenium. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Selenium is an anti-oxidant micro-mineral that acts as a co-factor for enzyme, superoxide dismutase.

  •  is also good in B-complex group of vitamins such as niacin, pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), riboflavin, and thiamin (vitamin B-1).  B-complex vitamins facilitate cellular metabolism through various enzymatic functions.