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Capsicum, also known as bell pepper, red pepper or chilli pepper, is a herb. The fruit of the capsicum plant is used to make medicine. There are different colours of bell peppers are present. They are 

  • Green Bell Pepper
  • Yellow Bell Pepper
  • Orange Bell Pepper
  • Red Bell Pepper

Most Capsicum producing countries are 

  • China
  • Mexico 
  • Indonesia
  • Turkey
  • Spain 
  • United States
  • Nigeria
  • Egypt
  • South Korea
  • Netherlands
  • Romania
  • Ghana
  • Italy 

Nutrition Facts Of Capsicum 

The nutrition facts of Capsicum amount per 100 grams is 

  • Calories- 40 
  • Total Fat- 0%
  • Cholesterol- 0%
  • Sodium- 7mg
  • Potassium- 9%
  • Total Carbohydrates- 3%
  • Dietary Fiber- 6%
  • Vitamin A- 23%
  • Vitamin C- 40%
  • Vitamin B-6- 15%
  • Calcium- 1%
  • Iron- 6%
  • Magnesium- 6%

Health Benefits Of Capsicum 

  • Cancer-fighting properties:

The anti-cancer compound, lycopene, found in capsicum reduces unwanted oxidative stress in the body and thus prevents prostate cancer in men.

  • Weight loss:

Capsaicin, a chemical present in capsicum increases the metabolic rate (fat-burning rate) in the body without spiking blood pressure and heart rate, thus helping with weight loss.

  • Vision:

Capsicum is rich in Vitamin C and helps prevent night blindness in both men and women. The carotenoid present in peppers also lowers the risk of macular degeneration and helps maintain healthy vision.

  • Immunity:

The Vitamin C in capsicum encourages immunity and prevents cell damage. One chopped bell pepper contains 30-40 calories each, and is ideal for snacking on.

  • Iron:

The Vitamin C in capsicum helps with the absorption of iron, preventing iron deficiencies and anaemia.

  • Hair growth:

Eating capsicum boosts hair growth by regulating the blood flow to the scalp. Incorporate this colourful vegetable into your diet to get long silky hair, and to strengthen your hair follicles.

  • For great blemish-free skin:

Red, green and yellow capsicum help with the production of collagen, a component that is responsible for healthy and firm skin. The antioxidants and phytochemicals in capsicum help keep your skin youthful.

 

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