Benefits of Capsicum

Capsicum is also known as sweet peppers (green, red, or yellow peppers), are mild-flavoured and used as vegetables.
Benefits of Capsicum
1.   Capsicum improves digestion by increasing stomach secretions.

2.   It increases methabolism to burn a measurable number of calories at a higher rate.

3.   Capsicum reduces high blood pressure, protects against some types of cancer and is useful in the treatment of chronic rhinitis.

4.   Capsicum has been used in folk remedies to treat everything from impotence to liver disease. Loaded with vitamins A, C and beta carotene, peppers are naturally low in fat, calories and cholesterol.

5.   Capsicum acts on and desensitizes nerve fibers that carry pain signals throughout the nervous system.


Capsicum is ideal for diabetic patients. If the diabetic diet was supposed to be boring, try spicing up your cuisine with capsicum-based products, like hot sauce or jalapeno peppers.
This is an important finding for dieters.
If you sprinkle cayenne pepper flakes on your low-fat pizza or soup, toss some sliced jalapeno peppers into your salad, or chop some habanero peppers into your turkey chili, you may be able to lose weight faster!

Capsicum Nutritional Analysis (per serve)

Average Quantity per 100g

Energy293kJ (70Cal)
Protein1.4g
Fat, Total5.9g
Saturated Fatless than 1g
Carbohydrate2.6g
Sugars2.5g
Sodium less than 5mg
Potassium129mg
Magnesium5.9mg
Calcium5.3mg
Phosphorus24.4mg
Ironless than 1mg
Zincless than 1mg
Niacin0.6mg
Niacin0.8mg
Vitamin C102mg
Folate25.5ug
Vitamin A91.4ug
Retinolless than 0.01ug
B-Carotene EQ542ug